Eli Wilner & Company has been chosen by Lyndhurst Mansion to collaborate with its staff in restoring and rehanging the estate’s grand Picture Gallery. The Wilner staff will restore frames that have sustained damage over time and replace those on paintings that have lost their original frames and have been in storage for years. Wilner will also assist with the rehanging of pictures, maintaining the multi-tiered Victorian style of hanging that has been documented in photographs since the 1870s but will bring many of the best works in the collection to eye level.
Eli Wilner & Company was recently challenged with one of the most complex frame restorations they have seen in 35 years of business when a painting by Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Lady with a Fan, on loan to the Baltimore Museum of Art from the Maryland State Archives, was unable to be placed on view to the public due to the severe deterioration of its frame.
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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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Thomas Moran, “Shoshone Falls on the Snake River”,1900, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Framed with an Eli Wilner replica of an American frame, late 19th century, applied ornament and gilded.
This coming Friday, February 7th, 2014: The Gilcrease Museum presents “From My Point of View – Framing the Masters’ Works” a talk about the decorative frames produced by Eli Wilner & Company for the monumental paintings “Spectres of the North” and “Shoshone Falls” on the Snake River, Idaho.