Sotheby’s has Selected Eli Wilner & Company to Provide Bespoke Frames for Selected Artworks

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

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.

Marie-Francois Firmin-Girard

Marie-Francois Firmin-Girard

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

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

Gustave Moreau

Gustave Moreau

Les Epreuves

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

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

Jean-Francois Raffaelli

Jean-Francois Raffaelli

Les Champs-Elysees

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.


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