Good, elegant bones, so not quite a sow's ear........
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint over a gold/white metal frame.
Cream base coat. Provence blue top coat.
Clear, then dark wax and sanding to enhance all the pierced details.
This chalk paint even does wonders for the old easelbacks. This backing was a worn Burgundy velveteen, so with a coat of Cream, then Duck Egg Blue, it's got a great new life, and coordinates lovely with the frame.