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Faux Finish Frames

Museum Gift Shop on pages 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d & 6e.

 

I love antique picture frames with faux finishes. I have quite a few in my collection and have listed others for sale in the Gift Shop pages. Some of these just jump out and say "faux finish" while others are so well crafted that they require a closer look to confirm that they are not real wood patterns. The earlier pieces of furniture with faux finishes seem to date from about 1820. In frames, you will rarely find a faux bois frame that was made before 1830. The concept of the faux finish was to imitate the more costly cuts of wood with exceptional hand-drawn, wood graining and the execution was more often made for country pieces as opposed to pieces made for the wealthy. I try to find pieces that were made in America, but occasionally some English pieces can be found.

A great American country faux bois from about 1835-40. It is 12 5/8 x 16 1/2 inches od. and has a 10 x 14 pic. size. A great American country faux bois painted tiger stripe maple from about 1835-40. It is 10 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches od. and has a 8 3/4 x 10 3/4 pic. size.

 

Great country American faux bois (red & black) frame from about 1840, with a crazy wood pattern. It is 10 1/4 x 2 5/8 od. and has a 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inch pic. size. Faux bois American Hick-style frame with corner blocks from about 1840. The hand wood graining is wonderful. It is 14 3/4 x 16 7/8 od. and has a 11 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches pic. size

 

Another great country, American faux bois (red & black) frame from about 1840. It is 13 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches od. and has a 10 x 14 1/8 inch pic. size. A high quality, beautifully hand-decorated American faux bois example from about 1845. It is 11 1/2 x 15 1/2 od. and has an 8 x 12 inch pic. size.

 

A bold early, hand painted, red & black, faux bois piece from about 1840. It is 12 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches od. and has a 10 x 14 inches pic. size. A nice early, hand painted, faux bois piece from about 1840. It is 14 x 17 3/4 inches od. and has a 10 x 13 3/4 inches pic. size.

 

An attractive 1840s-looking faux bois frame. It is 6 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches od and has a 5 1/8 x 8 1/4 inch pic. size. Additionally it has the faux bois design carried onto the sides. Looking at the front, it looks 1840s. Looking closely at the back indicates (lacking darker color) it can not be as old as 1840 and is more likely after 1880. This probably originated in Great Britain. A beautiful, American hand painted, faux bois piece with bright-colors from 1830-40. It is 11 1/2 x 16 inches od. and has a 9 x 13 pic. size

 

I think this is among my best pieces painted to look like real wood - A beautiful American, large, hand painted, faux bois light mahogany-style piece from about 1835-45 An unusual, hand painted, faux bois orange-red with black graining from 1835-45. It is 12 1/4 x 16 inches od. with an 9 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches pic. size.

Thin country, hand-drawn, American faux bois (black/reddish brown) from ca.1830-40. It is 13 1/2 x 19 1/2 and has a 11 7/8 x 17 inch pic. size. Faux bois American Hicks-style frame with corner blocks and rounded side pieces, ca.1840. It is 8 3/4 x 12 3/4 od. and has an 8 x 12 inch pic. size

   
A striking, early 1850s, American Rosewood faux bois piece. This is the first Rosewood faux bois that I have come across. It is 15 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches od. with a 11 x 15 inch pic. size.

A ca.1850, faux tortoise 1/2 plate daguerreotype frame. It is 8 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches od. with a 4 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches pic. size
A larger ca.1868, American faux tortoise with a gilded sight. It is 14 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches od. and has a 11 3/4 x 14 inch pic. size.

 

The Faux finish continued into the 1860s, 1870s, and beyond

 

Faux-tortoise American frame with a striking design. Made in the late 1860s to 1870s. 10 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches od.

 

Country American faux tortoise (black, grey, and orange) frame with some Eastlake embellishments (small white lines and dots) from about 1874. It is 11 3/4 x 13 7/8 od. and has an 8 x 10 inch pic. size

A faux marble Eastlake-style American country frame from the mid-1870s. It is 11 3/4 x 13 5/8 od. and has an 8 x 10 inch pic. size

Rare, American faux alligator middle, gilded site from about 1880. It is 12 x 14 1/2 od. and has an 8 x 10 inch pic. size
Rare, American Eastlake faux bamboo inner, gilded leaves outer frame ca.1880. It is 12 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches od. with an 8 x 10 inch pic. size.

An unusual (the unusual part is the gilded gesso decoration), ca.1870-80 hand-decorated, American faux bois piece with a gilded gesso leaf design. I just love this folky imitation of wood grain. It is 13 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches od. and has a picture size of 10 x 12 inches.

White incised American faux burl w/gilded lip and outer edge from about 1875. It is 12 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches od. and has an 8 x 10 inch pic. size
American faux marble or faux tortoise from about 1870. It is 14 1/2 x 16 1/2 od. and has an 10 x 12 inch pic. size.

 

White incised American faux burl w/gilded lip and walnut outer edge from about 1875. It is 12 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches od. and has an 8 x 10 inch pic. size White incised American faux burl from about 1875. It is 13 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches od. and has a 10 3/8 x 12 1/4inch pic. size

 

White incised American faux burl w/gilded lip and outer edge from about 1875 Eastlake, with very subtle Oriental Eastlake lines. It is 14 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches od. and has an 8 x 10 inch pic. size White incised American faux burl from about 1875 w/red site and outer edges and with a painted faux burl finish on the outside edges (which is very unusual). It is 11 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches od. and has a 9 3/4 x 14 inch pic. size

 

Faux marble and American faux tortoise from about 1870 to 1880. It is 13 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches od. and has an 8 x 9 3/4 inch pic. size White incised American Eastlake design on faux burls and gilt sight from about 1875. It is 10 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches od. and has an 8 x 10 inch pic. size

 

American faux tortoise with a flowered gilt outer frame from about 1870 to 1880. It is 12 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches od. and has an 8 x 10 inch pic. size American faux burl from about 1860-70. It is 17 3/8 x 23 3/8 inches od. and has a 15 x 21 inch pic. size

 

ca.1880. A very attractive (great orange color), American hand-decorated, faux bois & faux tortoise piece. It is 12 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches and has an 8 x 10 inches pic. size. This American-made, ca.1890 piece takes its inspiration from a 17th century German-style frame. It is a faux bois piece with a gilded sight in great condition. It is 11 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches od. and has an 8 1/4 x 9 1/2 inch pic. size

 

An attractive, hand-decorated, American faux bois piece with a striking design. The incised designs in the corners & sides (the Eastlake element) indicate that it was made in the mid to late 1870s. 12 x 14 inches od. A superb, Pennsylvania hand painted, faux bois- piece from about 1830-40. It is 11 1/8 x 13 5/8 inches od. and has an 8 1/2 x 11 inch pic. size. I found this in Pennsylvania.

 

Frames from the late 1840s to 1850s page 1

Frames from the 1850s to 1860s, page 2

Frames from the 1870s to 1880, page 3

Frames from 1880s to 1900, page 4

Frames from 1901 to 1940, page 5

Museum Gift Shop, page 6a

Museum Gift Shop, page 6b

Museum Gift Shop, page 6c

Museum Gift Shop, page 6d

Museum Gift Shop, page 6e

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