Handmade Frames

  • Queen Elizabeth The First

    This flat profile moulding with bevel has been water gilded in 22KT gold leaf on handmade gesso. The bevel is burnished and the body of the frame is painted in black lacquer, toned and patinated. Initials MC are carved on verso, signed and numbered. Private collection.

  • Tribute to Vivian Akers & Frederick Harer Frame

    This frame is water gilded in 22KT gold leaf with matte & burnished gilding, on handmade gesso, with carving and punchwork. Initials MC are carved on verso, signed and numbered. This frame profile is a tribute to Vivian Milner Akers, an accomplished Maine painter, photographer, woodcarver and framemaker and to Frederick William Harer a painter, framemaker and Vivian’s friend. Private collection.

  • Italian Renaissance with Rosettes, Mirror & Frame

    A cassetta moulding is water gilded in 22KT gold leaf with matte & burnished gilding, on handmade gesso, with blue egg tempera, Italian Renaissance period rosettes and sgraffito. The mirror is early 19th century glass with reverse gilding in 12KT white gold. Initials MC are carved on verso, signed and numbered.

  • Italian Renaissance Frame with 12KT White Gold Leaf Rosettes & Mirror

    Another cassetta style moulding  water gilded in 23KT gold leaf with matte & burnished gilding, on handmade gesso, with turquoise blue egg tempera, Italian Renaissance period rosettes gilded in 12 KT white gold leaf and sgraffito. The mirror is early 19th century glass with reverse gilding in 12KT white gold. Initials MC are carved on verso, signed and numbered. Private collection.

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