• This stippled gesso frame has a narrow cove at the sight edge with a half round set on a small step above. The cove rises to a rounded top with the the typical Curtis style corners draped from the top into the cove. Flat sides . Excellent Sight size: 7 1/2 x 9 1/2
    Rabbet size: 8 1/8 x 10 1/8
    Moulding width: 2
  • This frame has a flat sight edge with a row of beads and a flat band above. The fluted cove has wide acanthus leaves at the corners and and an overlapping "coins" motif between two raised bands at the top edge. Cove sides with a stylized leaf motif at the back edge. The original gold leaf surface remains underneath a re-gilding with gold metal leaf and portions painted black. Minor gesso and applied ornament losses, black overpaint, GML in cove Sight size: 18 3/8 x 23 1/4
    Rabbet size: 19 3/8 x 24 1/4
    Moulding width: 4 3/4
  • This frame has a flat sight edge with a lamb's tongue detail below a narrow cove rising to a flat sanded frieze and a row of beads. The outer frame has a flat step with a fluted cove and acanthus leaves at the corners rising to a top edge with large reeds. Side coves with narrow bead and lamb's tongue details at the back edge. The frame has remnants of gold leaf and gray bole and a W. K. O'Brien Brothers, N.Y. label on the back. Most gilding has been removed
  • This frame has a flat liner and small beads below a flat band. The fluted cove has flower shapes in the miters above which is a continuous egg and dart motif with a flat top edge. Cove sides with a small ball and bead design at the back edge. Original gilding. Original gold leaf, top edge gesso and ornament loss Sight size: 20 11/16 x 28 3/4 Rabbet size: 21 5/16 x 29 3/8 Moulding width: 4 3/4
  • This frame has a foliate sight edge, sand panel between two rounded bands below a concave cross hatched profile adorned with curling leaves, flowers and C scrolls. Extended corner and center cartouches with C-scrolls, curling leaves, and fanned centers. The straight top edge curves down to side coves with a plain flat back edge. Original gold metal leaf finish. Original gilding, applied ornament losses, gesso loss
  • "This frame has carved low relief motifs throughout. The sight edge is a gadrooned design bounded by a flat band rising in a shallow cove with widely spaced flutes, and swept edges with leaf and volute designs at the corners and centers. Convex side profile moves inward with no back edge. Original gilding. " Minor ornament losses, warped
  • This frame has a gold leaf liner with a narrow flat sight edge and a stenciled "flute" design in the cove with a half round top edge. The outer walnut frame has a steep cove with an overhanging top edge with carved undulating branches and shields at the corners. Cove sides and a plain back edge. Original gilding and finish. Excellent
  • This frame has a flat sight edge rising in steps to a narrow rope twist surrounded by a raised convex/concave moulding. The cove has a diamond shaped "quilted" motif topped by a delicate half round fish scale design above two small coves. This top edge has eight leaves draped over it at regular intervals. Coved sides and a foliate back edge. Original gilding. Missing compo ornament on rail Sight size: 24 1/2 x 29 716
    Rabbet size: 25 1/2 x 30 7/16
    Moulding width: 5
  • This frame has a liner with a flat sight edge with steps to a floral design below a flat fillet. The cove rises to the top edge with a fish scale motif between two fillets. The sides are coves with a bell flower design at the back edge. Original gilding with some gold overpaint. Original gilding under gold paint Sight size: 9 3/4 x 17 7/8
    Rabbet size: 10 1/2 x 18 1/2
    Moulding width: 4 5/8
  • This frame has a flat liner. The outer frame rises in a narrow cove and leaf motif to a raised convex profile below a steep cove and the top edge. The slightly rounded top has leaves, flowers and grape bunches set over a cluster of reeds. Cove sides with a bead and rope twist design on the back edge. Original gold leaf under bronze overpaint. Gesso losses, ornament losses, gilding losses Sight size: 17 5/8 x 23 9/16
    Rabbet size: 18 11/16 x 24 5/8
    Moulding width: 4 1/4
  • This frame has a fluted cove rising to a carved branch design at the top. The sides have a narrow ogee and broad cove with a plain back edge. No rabbet. Original unfinished walnut. Walnut, loose miters, good condition
  • This frame has a flat liner with a narrow leaf design on a step and a raised reeded surround. The cove has a stenciled spotted motif rising to a broad convex top edge with overlaid, crossed straps at the centers. Large extended corners with leaves, volutes, a large central flower and Greek keys terminating in anthemions above. Cove sides with a narrow bead and strap on the back edge. Gold paint over the original finish. Missing applied ornament
September 2023
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