Hindman to auction picture frames from gilded age June 24

A tabernacle frame is a type of frame whose structure derives from architecture. This tabernacle frame, with a sight size of 15 1/8 by 29 1/8 inches, is American and dates to the 1820s. Its estimate is $800-$1,500. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

A tabernacle frame is a type of frame whose structure derives from architecture. This tabernacle frame, with a sight size of 15 1/8 by 29 1/8 inches, is American and dates to the 1820s. Its estimate is $800-$1,500. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

CHICAGO – Viewing the 201 lots in Leslie Hindman Auctioneers antique frame sale to be held June 24, one may wonder what happened to the artwork that was once displayed in them. Closer examination, however, will reveal that the frames being offered are works of art in their own right.

“These are unique frames from an age of craftsmanship that have stood the test of time,” said Jim Sharp, director of Exhibitions and Inventory Control at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. “They don’t make frames like these anymore.”

The collection, from an important East Coast consignor, includes early American, Continental and English frames of various sizes and values. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The auction will be conducted at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, 1338 W. Lake St. and will begin at noon Central. For more information contact Sharp at 312-334-4203 or jim@lesliehindman.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Lot no. 1, a 19th-century European frame, has a sight size of 25 by 35 1/2 inches and has an $1,800-$2,500 estimate. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Lot no. 1, a 19th-century European frame, has a sight size of 25 by 35 1/2 inches and has an $1,800-$2,500 estimate. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

This American-made from the 1870s has a sight size of 27 1/2 by 57 and a $5,800-$6,800 estimate. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

This American-made from the 1870s has a sight size of 27 1/2 by 57 and a $5,800-$6,800 estimate. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Some surface loss can be observed on this American-made frame from the 1880s. Prospective bidders are advised to contact the auctioneer for condition reports. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Some surface loss can be observed on this American-made frame from the 1880s. Prospective bidders are advised to contact the auctioneer for condition reports. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

An extra-large canvas will fit this American frame from the 1890s. The sight size is 35 1/4 by 63 1/4 inches. It has a $6,500-$7,600 estimate. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

An extra-large canvas will fit this American frame from the 1890s. The sight size is 35 1/4 by 63 1/4 inches. It has a $6,500-$7,600 estimate. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.