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Friday, 15 March 2013

Georgian Cove Frame

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An early 19th Century Georgian cove frame with composition ornament for restoration. Has been overpainted, with some losses to the corners and general chips to the gesso. A good large portrait size frame.

Sight size: 36" x 47 3/4" 915mm x 1213mm
Rebate size: 39" x 50 3/4" 991mm x 1290mm
External size: 44" x 55 3/4" 1118mm x 1417mm
Width: 4 1/8" 105mm
Depth: 3 1/4" 83mm
Weight: 6.6kg
Shipping box size: 1021mm x 1271mm x 133mm

Ref No. 102.03 - Frame price:  SOLD

20th Century Louis XIV Frame

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An early to mid 20th Century Louis XIV corner and centre frame which requires restoration. I believe it was made in Sweden, although that is just based on anecdotal information. Lots of cracks in the composition ornament, missing sections, and the sanded panel is lifting away. The running pattern between and the corner/centres is a very stylised low relief design. Despite the obvious areas that need attention, the original gilded finish is good and stable with burnished corners and centres.


Sight size: 27" x 38 3/4" 686mm x 984mm
Rebate size: 28 1/4" x 39 7/8" 718mm x 1013mm
External size: 37" x 48 7/8" 940mm x 1241mm
Width: 5" 127mm
Depth: 3" 76mm
Weight: 9.52kg
Shipping box size: 1040mm x 1341mm x 126mm

Ref No. 124 - Buy this frame here.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

19th Century French Barbizon Frame

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A very good quality French made 19th Century composition Barbizon or Salon gallery frame. This is the classic and real Barbizon style of frame. The style is a 19th Century revival of earlier Louis XIII frame patterns. The compo ornament is finely cast with deeply sculptured and prominent leaf and flower ornament on a stippled ground. The inner and outer ornament is also deep and crisp. Original water gilded finish, much of which would have originally been highly burnished (such as the sides, middle hollow, and high points of the ornament) Various missing pieces of ornament, cracks in the compo, and all corners are sadly damaged. If the frame is to be repaired the corners will need to be fixed by taking a mould from another frame, or by modelling one corner free-hand to take a mould from, nevertheless the frame would make a fabulous mirror as it is, or once restored would be an excellent original period frame for a 19th Century painting.


Sight size: 30 1/8" x 38 1/16" 765mm x 967mm
Rebate size: 30 7/8" x 38 3/4" 785mm x 984mm
External size: 41 1/2" x 49 1/2" 1054mm x 1257mm
Width: 5 3/4" 146mm
Depth: 4 1/2" 114mm
Weight: 16.2kg
Shipping box size: 1154mm x 1357mm x 164mm

Ref No. 100.03 - Frame price: SOLD

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Victorian Composition Cove Frame by Polak Bros.

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A superb 19th Century frame with gilded composition ornament and wide water gilded slip. The frame has its original gold leaf finish, with a few losses to the ornament, fine cracks in composition and some gesso loss to the sides. It has a makers label and was made by Polak Brothers, 17 Rathbone Place, Oxford Street, London between 1876 and 1879 (This  historical date information is based on the years Polak Bros. traded from this address, and was provided by the National Portrait Gallery website.)

Sight size: 22 1/2" x 35 1/2" 571mm x 901mm
(Frame sight: 26" x 39" 660mm x 990mm)
Rebate size: 23 1/2" x 36 3/8" 590mm x 924mm
(Frame rebate: 26 5/8" x 39 5/8" 676mm x 1006mm)
External size: 35" x 47 7/8" 889mm x 1216mm
Width:  6 1/4" 159mm (Frame width: 4 1/2" 115mm)
Depth: 3 3/4" 95mm
Weight: 11.35kg
Shipping box size: 989mm x 1316mm x 145mm

Ref No. 115 - Buy this frame here.

Victorian Composition Cove Frame

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A 19th Century frame with composition ornament. The frame has been overpainted, various losses to the ornament, cracks in composition etc, but a good size and a classic Victorian compo frame.

Sight size: 23 1/2" x 35 1/2" 597mm x 901mm
(Frame sight: 26 9/16" x 38 9/16" 675mm x 980mm)
Rebate size: 24 7/16" x 36 7/16" 621mm x 926mm
(Frame rebate: 27 1/4" x 39 1/4" 692mm x 997mm)
External size: 36 1/4" x 48 1/4" 920mm x 1225mm
Width:  6 1/2" 165mm (Frame width: 4 7/8" 124mm)
Depth: 3 3/8" 86mm
Weight: 11.43kg
Shipping box size: 1020mm x 1325mm x 136mm

Ref No. 116 - Buy this frame here.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Stripped Pine Frame

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An early 20th Century wide and heavy stripped pine frame. Lap joint base frame, with bold/crude shaped applied mouldings, held in place with nails. Woodworm holes have been treated but are very old. A really rustic looking frame which would make a great mirror.

Sight size: 26" x 36" 660mm x 915mm
Rebate size: 27 1/4" x 37 1/4" 692mm x 946mm
External size: 36 1/4" x 46 1/8" 921mm x 1171mm
Width: 5 1/8" 130mm
Depth: 3 1/4" 83mm
Weight: 13.3kg
Shipping box size: 1021mm x 1271mm x 133mm

Ref No. 121 - Buy this frame here.

Large Reeded Gilt Frame

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An early 20th Century wide reeded frame, it was been overpainted. It could be a great mirror frame, used as is or with the overpaint removed and some gesso loss replaced, it could be re-gilded to make a stunning period frame.

Sight size: 24 3/4" x 32 1/2" 629mm x 826mm
Rebate size: 25 5/8" x 33 1/2" 651mm x 851mm
External size: 33 3/4" x 41 5/8" 857mm x 1057mm
Width: 4 1/2" 115mm
Depth: 3 1/2" 90mm
Weight: 12.3kg
Shipping box size: 957mm x 1157mm x 140mm

Ref No. 120 - Buy this frame here.

Composition Revival Frame

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A late 19th or early 20th Century composition frame, perhaps best described as a Louis XIII style revival frame. It has a lap jointed base frame, the composition ornament is quite busy but it is well laid out.

Sight size: 27" x 33 3/4" 686mm x 857mm
Rebate size: 27 3/4" x 34"3/8 705mm x 873mm
External size: 33" x 39 3/4" 838mm x 1010mm
Width: 3" 76mm
Depth: 1 7/8" 47mm
Weight: 4.34kg
Shipping box size: 938mm x 1110mm x 97mm

Ref No. 119 - Buy this frame here.

Carved Arts and Crafts Frame

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An early to mid 20th Century American/Canadian carved arts and crafts style frame with bronze gilt finish. Made or supplied by Richardson Brothers, Winnipeg, Canada.

Sight size: 21 3/4" x 29 7/8" 552mm x 759mm
Rebate size: 22 1/4" x 30 3/8" 565mm x 772mm
External size: 26" x 34" 660mm x 863mm
Width: 2" 50mm
Depth: 1 1/2" 38mm
Weight: 1.93kg
Shipping box size: 760mm x 963mm x 88mm

Ref No. 103 - Buy this frame here.