• This gold metal leaf frame has a a gilded oval mat surrounded by a burgundy velvet liner. The main frame has a curling tendril motif at the sight edge with asymmetrical flower and leaf designs at the corners of the flattened, pebbled wide cushion. The outer edge has a single row of large widely spaced leaves. A good example of the Aesthetic Movement style with original surfaces and patina.
  • Late 19th C. gold leaf frame with applied composition ornament Acanthus leaves on the ogee profile interior topped with an oak leaf and acorn motif and a leaf overlay at the corners with original finish and patina.
  • 20th C. carved gold leaf Degas style This reverse profile frame has a plain sight edge with broad reeded torus, plain outer frieze and round raised outside edge. The French artist Edgar Degas designed many frames for his paintings that often used plain reeded profiles.
  • Third quarter 19th C. gold leaf fluted cove frame. This Greek revival or neoclassic frame has flat liner with fluting in the cove with leaves at the corners and an applied ornament egg and dart top edge.
  • Late 19th C. silver leaf cove frame This frame has delicate applied ornament at the sight edge with a double cove, and at the top edge, curling leaves on a patterned background. The silver leaf has been toned with gamboge or dragon's blood plant resins in shellac to give the frame a light gold appearance.
  • Mid 20th C. carved reverse italian style This frame has  a gold metal leaf and polychrome finish with a narrow plain sight edge rising to a carved gadrooned torus at the top edge then descending in a plain cove with a carved leaf pattern on the outside edge. Similar in style to 17th C. Italian frames. Made by Heydenryk frame makers in New York.
  • 19th C. Czechoslovakian chip carved folk art frame. This frame is built up into a series of pyramids using thin pieces of wood that are carved around the edges with a diamond pattern. Sometimes cigar boxes were cut up to provide the material to build these frames. Also known as "tramp art" frames for similar frames produced in the U.S. in the early 20th C. Original stained finish.
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    Early 20th C. carved frame with gray wash. This frame has an ogee sight edge with continuous bead, and a center cove rising to a flat top carved with overlapping leaves at the corners and a shallow scoop between. The gray wash over a red ground is original.
  • Late 19th C. gold metal leaf cover frame This applied ornament frame has a plain sight edge with convex bead and reel. low relief acanthus leaves in the cove with curling tendrils at the rounded top edge. The frame retains it's original gold metal leaf, also known as brass leaf, surface. It was often used at the time as a substitute for the more expensive gold leaf.
  • Late 19th C. oak frame This frame has a composition applied ornament beaded design at the sight edge with several steps up to a flat segmented portion with an outer cove and applied ornament strap work design at the outside edge. Stained oak with original finish.
  • 20th C. carved gold leaf pierced cushion profile. This frame replicates a 16th C. late Italian Renaissance style. The sight edge has a narrow band of overlapping leaves with a wide torus above with carved leaves above a hollow space and large acanthus leaves at the corners and centers. The outside edge has another band of leaves around the perimeter. Water gilded with 23.5k gold leaf with burnished highlights rubbed to expose the dark red bole underneath and applied patina.
  • Early 20th C. carved and gilded frame This frame has a carved sight edge detail with a narrow cove and a wide torus top with stylized floral, leaf and berry motifs at the corners. Floral centers flanked by hollowed cabochons and elongated hollowed reposes. Original gold metal leaf finish with natural patina.
July 2020