Eli Wilner, who has created over 10,000 masterpieces for the most prestigious art institutions in the world, is honored to have framed 6 paintings for the Sotheby’s 19th Century European Art Sale, taking place on May 5th in New York.
These auctions will feature some of the finest examples of European masterworks from the 19th century, including works by Godward, Alma-Tadema, Moreau, and many others.
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Who is It? (Inquisitive)
Estimate: $150,000 – 200,000
A carved and gilded 19th century tabernacle-style period rame in the Italianate style; pilasters with polychrome and subtle floral designs and carved floral motif on the frieze beneath the cornice.
Frame price: $45,000.
Autumn Market at Les Halles
Estimate: $80,000 – 120,000
One replica of a 19th century French frame, applied ornament and gilded.
Frame price: $36,000
John William Godward
Estimate: $350,000 – 550,000
Replica of an original tabernacle-style frame designed by Godward, carved and gilded.
Frame price: $55,000
Estimate: $600,000 – 800,000
Replica of a carved and gilded 17th century European tabernacle-style frame with foliate carving on the surface, dentil molding at the top and punchwork ornamentation at the back edges.
Frame price: $32,000
Albert Joseph Moore
The Marble Seat
Estimate: $60,000 – 80,000
Replica of a 19th century English frame, applied ornament and gilded.
Frame price: $32,000
Estimate: $120,000 – 150,000
Replica of a 19th century French frame, applied ornament and gilded.
Frame price: $28,000
About Eli Wilner & Company
Recognized as the foremost worldwide authority on antique frames, and founded in 1983, Eli Wilner & Company specializes in American and European frames from the 17th-through mid-20th centuries. Clients include fine art collectors, major art and historical institutions as well as The White House, where he has created 28 frames for its collection.
With an atelier composed of a team of thirty highly skilled artisans, including 15 frame conservators, and over 10,000 custom framing projects completed to date, Eli Wilner & Company takes pride in each project. Every frame is handcrafted to not only reflect the time in which the painting was created, but also to best reflect the framing choices known to be made by the artists themselves.