• Late 19th C. gold leaf Barbizon frame. This reverse profile frame has a bright original finish with applied ornament curling leaves and flowers on a convex crosshatched background radiating out from the centers of the frame. Acanthus leaf corners with convex sides below and outside leaf and dart motif with a raised plain back edge.
  • Frame # BU-5

    $2,375.00
    Late 19th C. gold leaf American oval frame with crest. The oval portion of the frame has san applied ornament ribbon and stick sight edge with a plain cove, raised, gadrooned top edge and convex fluted stylized leaves with scalloped edges. The prominent crest has C-scrolls, curling leaves and flowers and other classic motifs. The original gold surface is worn through to the gesso in places.
  • Frame # C-1

    $1,870.00
    European late 19th C. Barbizon frame This gilded, applied ornament frame has a plain sight and outside edge with a broad curved cushion profile with leaves and flowers against a crosshatches ground withlarge acanthus leaf corners Original surface and patina with some inpainting.
  • Frame # CR-3

    $1,240.00
    French carved and gilded Louis XIII style frame. This gold leaf frame containing a mercury gilded mirror has a curling ribbon and leaf motif at the sight edge, plain scotia and carved oak leaves and acorn at the top edge. The worn surfaces has exposed the red bole and darkened wood underneath.
  • Late 19th C. Walnut with silver leaf frame. This frame has a cove at the sight edge with a flat frieze overlaid with applied ornament, silver leafed scrolling leaves and an outer cove with a narrow rounded top edge. Original finish and patina.
  • English 17th C. carved silver leaf frame This reverse profile frame has a carved leaf and flower design over a crosshatched ground in the corners and centers between which are burnished plain reposes. The curved sides descend to an outer foliate edge with crosshatched ground. Original surfaces.
  • Late 19th C. reverse profile Rococo Revival frame. This gold leaf frame has a flat liner with beads surrounding below a small cove stepped up to a leaf, stick and ball top edge with corner straps descending to a concave outer portion with an undulating outer edge with twining leaves and flowers and acanthus leaves at the corners. Applied ornament with original brightly burnished highlights over gray bole.
  • Late 19th C. walnut frame with stenciled liner. This frame has a silver leaf, stenciled liner that has been coated with a golden varnish for a pale gold appearance. The top edge of the walnut cove frame has been carved in a curving branch design with shields at each corner. Original surfaces.
  • Carved and gilded tabernacle frame in the early 17th C. Italian style This 23 k gold leaf frame has a rusticated and scroll broken arched pediment and a blank entablature supported on rusticated volutes. Extended corners at the bottom are filled with overlapping discs and separated by a pair of rusticated volutes.
  • Carved and gilded frame in the early 17th C. Venetian style This 20th C. carved, 23 k gold leaf cassetta frame with extended corners has a cove and torus sight edge with the frieze decorated with pastiglia, (raised gesso), palmettes, tendrils and stylized leaves against a punched background. and a raised outside edge.
  • Frame #1911

    $1,125.00
    Late 19th C. Eastlake frame. This frame is oak with the gold leaf laid directly onto the wood. A narrow black liner with a signal row for beads at the sight edge with incised decoration and raised corner blocks with carved rosettes. Original surfaces. Typical design for the late 19th C. Eastlake style named after the Arts and Crafts architect and designer Charles Eastlake.
  • Frame #3899

    $2,450.00
    English 17th C. carved and gilded frame. This gold leaf frame has an applied ornament foliate sight edge with convex profile above with low relief carved corners and centers with flowers and tendrils with smooth passages between. The cove sides have diagonals and leaves at the outside edge. Original finish and patina.In england these frames are called "Lely" frames after the artist Peter Lely who favored this style for his paintings.
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