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Eli Wilner Frame, American c. 1910 Style Frame, Ex. Childe Hassam

Carved and gilded frame

Based on an American c. 1910 period frame. This frame is based on a design by Childe Hassam.

As opposed to mass-produced frames, original Eli Wilner hand-crafted frames are created by craftspeople at Eli Wilner using the same skills and tools used during the period and required countless hours to produce and finish.

Sight size (opening): 10 5/8" x 7 1/4"; profile width 3 7/8"

Overall size: 18" x 13"

*Gallery price: $18,000 - 22,000

Condition: Made by Eli Wilner and Company in the past 20 years. More detailed condition reports and additional photographs are available by request. The photographs attempt to show the condition of the frame. Please request a condition report through the online bidding platform or call Guernsey's at 212-794-2280 to request a more thorough condition report.

Provenance: This frame was loaned to Christie's to present Childe Hassam's (1859-1935) Flag Day, Fifth Avenue, July 4th 1916 (1916), which realized a price of $449,000. The work is watercolor, ink and chalk on paper and was offered at Christie's Spring 2014.

The Wilner Studio created a similar frame for a Hassam in the White House Art Collection, which hung prominently in the Oval Office during the Clinton and Obama Administrations.

For decades, the name Eli Wilner & Company has been synonymous with picture frames of the highest quality, hand-crafted using old-world artisanship. Following the conclusion of prominent museum exhibitions or important art auctions, frames the Company loaned for those occasions were returned and became part of the Eli Wilner Classic Frame Collection. Now, the more than four hundred beautiful frames constituting this remarkable Collection will be presented at auction for those who appreciate the very finest. Inasmuch as some view these frames as masterpieces in and of themselves, simply add a mirror or nest them on the wall.

*Were an individual or an institution to order a bespoke frame from Wilner (all of Wilner's frames are bespoke) the client would be quoted the gallery price.
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Eli Wilner Frame, Amer c. 1910 Style, Ex. Hassam

Estimate $4,000 - $5,000Feb 19, 2020
Starting Price $1,300
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