Eli Wilner and Company Honored to Frame for Christie’s American Art Sale

Eli Wilner & Company is honored to have been selected to provide bespoke frames on loan for 16 of the paintings in this week’s American Paintings Sale.  In addition to these loaned frames, the Westervelt Collection  (Jack Warner) that will be sold this week includes frames that were provided by Eli Wilner & Company.  Some of the highlights of the sale featuring our loaned frames include the following:

Lot 22  Frank Weston Benson
Eleanor and Benny
36 1/4 x 44 1/4 inches
$3,000,000 – 5,000,000
Replica of an American frame by Foster Brothers circa 1920’s, carved and gilded.
Frame price:  $65,000

Lot 28  John Frederick Kensett
Near Newport
10 1/4 x 24 inches
Replica of an American frame circa 1870’s, applied ornament and gilded.
Frame price:  $26,000

Lot 123  Norman Rockwell
Waiting for the Art Editor
44 x 42  inches
$400,000 – 600,000
Replica of an early 20th century American frame, shaped, painted and gilded.
Frame price:  $32,000

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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