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Stanford White (New York, 1853 - 1906) carved and gilt wood picture frame, circa early 1900s. Designed by Stanford White and made by one of the two or three companies executing his designs, similar to the one created for the Thomas Wilmer Dewing painting "The Letter". Measures 32-1/2" in height with width of 27-5/8" and depth of 2-1/4" with inner height of 21-3/4" and width of 16-3/4". In need of minor restoration, please see photographs. It is our recommendation that all lots be examined in person by prospective bidders or by a trusted expert they have asked to advise on the purchase. Stanford White was an American architect and partner in the architectural firm McKim, Mead & White, the frontrunner among Beaux-Arts firms. He designed many houses for the rich as well as numerous public, institutional (including the post-fire rebuild of Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda), and religious buildings. His design principles embodied the "American Renaissance". In 1906, White was murdered by millionaire Harry Kendall Thaw over White's relationship with Thaw's wife, actress Evelyn Nesbit. This led to a court case which was dubbed "The Trial of the Century" by contemporary reporters.

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