Page 4 - 1880s to 1900
Best - One of my favorites - A paper on wood Palmer Cox frame from the 1890s with an autographed card signed by Palmer Cox. It is 3 1/2 x 5" od.
Best - One of the best folk art frames from the 1880s-1890s. It is made of pine, oak, walnut, and mahogany and once had wood stars at each corner. It is 12 1/2 x 14 1/2" od. Best - Another great folk art piece of oak and mahogany from the 1880s-1890s. It is 10 1/2 x 12 1/2" od.
Best - A wonderful folk art frame from the 1890s in the style of Tramp Art. It is made of gold painted semi-circles with a walnut, front piece. It is 10 x 13 1/2" od. with a 5 1/4 x 8 1/2" image size.
A beautiful tramp art frame with an unusual loading system, ca.1890s. It has a European style (although the markings on the back are stamped "Colorado"). It is highly unusual to see a tramp artist combine subtractive chip carving work with the traditional tramp art notching and layering. One edge of the frame slides out and you would slide in a picture and glass or a mirror and then replace the side. It is 21 3/4 x 25 inches od. with an 16 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches pic. size.
Better - An Art Nouveau aesthetic piece, ca.1885, with stylized florate design. The aesthetic design movement was an intellectual and art movement supporting the emphasis of aesthetic values more than social-political themes for fine art. There was a prominent use of nature, especially flowers, birds, ginkgo leaves, and peacock feathers. It is 10 x 11 1/2 inches od. with a 7 3/8 x 8 7/8 inches image size.
Best - Victorian rustic branch-carved walnut with green velvet cove, gilded inner frame, & hearts at corners. It is 13 1/2 x 15 1/2" o.d. and has a 8 x 10" picture size. Often, the velvet in Victorian frames is disintegrating, but this example is in superb condition. Carved hearts are a real plus when valuing old frames.
Better - An 1880s elegant oak with beads piece. It is 12 1/2 x 14 3/4" od. Good - Simple oak from the 1880s-1900s. 17 x 20" od.
Good - Simple walnut with applied decorative corners from the 1880s. It is 12 1/4 x 14 1/4" od.
Good - Simple oak from the 1880s. 9 1/2 x 11 1/2" od.
Best - An 1890-1910, very unusual, highly detailed, thermoplastic/resin (similar to gutta percha), raised design, reddish frame with reddish wood trim. This is the first of this type that I have found. It is 15 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches od. and has a 8 x 10 inches image size (rabbet).
Best - A great Victorian 1880s, gilded piece with ornate composition design in three colors . It is 14 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches od. and has a 10 x 12 pic. size
Better to Best - An attractive, larger, oak frame w/brown, raised gesso work in center-area. It is from the 1890s. It is 28 1/2 x 32 1/2" od, inside 18 x 22". Best - A great Victorian gilded piece (copper, gold, & bronze) with disparate designs. Very often these Victorians are missing chunks of the gesso decoration. Made in the 1880s. 13 x 15" od. with an 8 x 10 image size.
Better to Best - ca.1890, Victorian era with oak grain, gesso inner border. It is 15 x 19 7/8", inside 11 x 16" Better - ca.1890, Oak w/leaf design in gesso on outer edge, rope design on sight. 12 1/4 x 14 1/4", inside 8 x 10"
Best - A very large, elegant bronze and gold frame with a Julius Rose mountain painting. Made in the 1880s-1890s. It is 31 3/4 x 44" outside and holds a 20 x 32 1/4" painting.
Best - Large, elegant gold arched top frame. Made in the 1880s-1890s. It is 35 x 42" and the painting size is 25 x 29 1/2" & is about 5" from front to back.
Better - Brass photo frames made with flattened wire & metal leaves in an Art Nouveau style. Made in the 1880s-1890s. 7 x 10" od.
Better - A wonderful ca.1894 brass table top Art Nouveau frame. It has a G. Scheurich's Patented Photo Stand, (Jan.18, 1881 Patent) - The invention described in the Scheurich patent No 236,845 is one in which the glass is held in position by a mechanism on the back of the glass consisting of a centerpiece that clips at the edges of the glass and backing and a spring rod connecting the center piece with the clip. It is 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches tall and has a 3 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches pic. size with 2 3/4 x 6 inches visible.
Better - Brass photo frame - G. Scheurich's Patented Photo Stand, Jan.18, 1881 Patent - The invention described in the Scheurich patent No 236,845 is one in which the glass is held in position by a mechanism on the back of the glass consisting of a centerpiece that clips at the edges of the glass and a spring rod connecting the center piece with the clip. Made in the 1880s-1890s. 10 1/2 inches tall.
Better - Paint decorated pedestal frame with stand ca.1900, It is 9 1/4 x 16 1/2" and the inside is 5 1/4 x 7 1/4" Same with parts separated
Better - Elegant tramp art-style from the 1880s. It is 12 x 16" od. Better - A small, metal Art Nouveau (1890s) metal frame made to hold a CDV photo.