Sotheby’s has Selected Eli Wilner & Company to Frame Bridgman Masterpiece

Eli Wilner, who has created over 10,000 masterpieces for the most prestigious art institutions and private collectors in the world, is honored to have framed Apres la fete; port d’alger by Frederick Arthur Bridgman for the Sotheby’s 19th Century European Art Sale, taking place on November 4th in New York.


Frederick Arthur Bridgman (American 1847 – 1928)

Apres la fete; port d’alger     

signed F. A. Bridgman and dated 1901 (lower right)

oil on canvas, 36 x 56 inches

$300,000 – 500,000

Framed with an Eli Wilner re-creation of an American Orientalist-style period frame, circa 1870, applied ornament and gilded.

About Eli Wilner & Company

Recognized as the foremost worldwide authority on period frames, and founded in 1983, Eli Wilner & Company specializes in American and European frames from the 15th-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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