Following the completion of the monumental re-framing of Emmanuel Leutze’s “Washington Crossing the Delaware” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the master framers at Eli Wilner & Company have been receiving some extraordinary design requests. Apparently the scale and complexity of accomplishing such an enormous multi-year project has inspired clients to commission some truly unique frames that may previously have seemed impossible. Here are three such examples:
The first was a massive circular, shaped and gilded cassetta-style frame with an 8 foot diameter. This was created for a painting by Gerome and was featured in the exhibition for Sotheby’s Fall 2013 19th Century Auction.
Another project, completed in early 2014, was a unique collaboration with an interior design firm who was seeking a Swedish-style concave frame for a mirror to be based on an Empire-style period frame.
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