Something smaller would work too, but it would have to be proportionate dimensions and adding a liner or matting. The frame also would be useful to an artist who could just painting something to fit it. Its wide enough for an oil at almost 3 inches (about 2 7/8), but it would show a watercolor nicely as well. This frame was carved and gilded by a little frame maker in New York City who was active back in 1938 per The City Record in that year. The frame stylist probably just served that immediate community area, a block from Washington Square Park.
(as in Greenwich Village), located back then at 40 East 8th Street. Sometimes the hand-carved frames feel light to me, but this one feels heavier. Its a solid piece, well made, and the carved corners look very good as theyre not splitting or anything. My thoughts : The style of the frame is pretty versatile as I could picture a southwestern painting, a still life, a landscape, or a portrait in it.
What would it cost to have a frame like this made today in New York? Over a thousand dollars, Id think. But, this one has that old look and the new frames just look a bit strange on vintage paintings unless theyre completely refurbished and looking 100% gallery ready.
Yes, it has some spots that you might want to touch-up (or not, depending). When Ive done that in the past, I found that you can do a lot with the Gold Leaf Rub N Buff, Krylon pen, and umber / sienna oil paints. Its a fun little Saturday project.
The item "Old Hand Carved Gilded American Impressionist Gold Picture Frame New York City" is in sale since Friday, August 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Picture Frames". The seller is "cadmium24" and is located in Pitman, New Jersey.
This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Ecuador, Egypt, Gibraltar, Jordan, Peru, Viet nam, Uruguay, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, French guiana, Guernsey, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay. 22 1/4 x 27 5/8 inches (outside)