Page 3 - 1860s to 1880s
|Best - A beautiful Chinese carved (believed to be sandalwood) frame with intricate Chinese figures from the 1870s. This is an "export" piece, meaning that it was made for use outside of China, and in this case, made its way to North America. It is 18 x 21 1/2 inches od. and has an 11 5/8 x 14 3/4 inches pic. size.|
|Best - A superb mahogany and tiger stripe maple example from the late 1860s-1870s. You can't find a higher quality frame better than this. It is 16 1/2 x 20 1/4" od.|
Good - An 1870s walnut rustic-style. It is 14 1/2 x 16" od. Better - A beautiful walnut and stained oak made with heavy woods from the late 1860s-1870s. 14 3/4 x 16 1/2" od.
The 1860s-1870s introduced the elegant faux bois and faux tortoise finish on frames. It also brought about a group of frames that were called "Eastlake" design.
Best - One of the best faux-tortoise frames with a striking design. Made in the late 1860s to 1870s. 10 1/4 x 14 3/4" od.
Best - An unusual (the unusual part is the gilded gesso decoration), ca.1880 hand-decorated, faux bois piece with a gilded gesso leaf design. It is 13 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches od. and has a picture size of 10 x 12 inches.
Best of the Best- A stunning, Victorian, three-layer example with a criss cross beaded outer edge, silver gilt middle area, and gilded decorated inner section with linked chain. Made in the 1880s. It is 13 3/4 x 15 3/4" od. with a 8 x 10" image size. Better+ - ca.1880. A very attractive, hand-decorated, faux bois & faux tortoise piece. It is 12 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches and has an 8 x 10 inches pic. size.
Best - Rare leather leaves frame. Each leaf is formed in leather and nailed into the wooden frame. After the American Civil War, a naturalist movement was taking place. The products of this movement were rustic pieces that would be at home in an Adirondack cabin. These are very difficult to find in good condition. It is 15 x 19 1/2 inches od. and has a 10 x 14 inches image size (rabbet).
Best - The Victorians were a staid lot. To escape the societally imposed propriety of the period, a naturalist/rustic movement began to assert itself. The wealthy were building hunting lodges that were decorated in a style that fit in with their rustic cabins in the Adirondack mountains. This is a rare leather leaves frame. Each leaf is formed in leather and nailed into the wooden frame. It is 21 x 19 inches od. with a picture size of 14 x 17 inches pic. size.
Better - Burlwood with inlays from the 1870s-1880s. It is 14 1/8 x 16 1/8" od. Best - Pine cones & acorns from the 1870s-1890s. These were created as decoration for an Adirondack cabin. These are rare when complete as they are often found missing parts of the decoration. 12 3/4 x 14 1/2", 8 x 10" image size
Best - Two views of a a very non-typical look for an Eastlake-decorated frame. It was made around 1875. It is 16 x 17 inches od. and has an 8 x 10 inches image size.
Best - A high quality, Eastlake-decorated piece from the mid-1870s. There are two styles of Eastlake - the incised pattern-style (here) and the spool-style (to the right). It is 12 1/4 x 14 3/8" od. Best - A spool-style Eastlake from the mid-1870s. It is 10 x 13 3/8" od.
Better - An Eastlake-decorated faux-bois design from the mid-1870s. It is 12 3/4 x 14 1/2" od. Better - A very typical look for an Eastlake-decorated frame from the mid-1870s. It is 9 1/2 x 13 1/2" od.
Better - A 3 layer example with an Eastlake-decorated inner section. Made in the 1870s. It is 14 x 16" od. Better - A faux tortoise with Eastlake decoration. Made in the 1870s. It is 11 1/2 x 13 3/8" od., 8 x 10 image size.
Better+ - An attractive, hand-decorated, faux bois piece with a striking design. The incised designs in the corners & sides (the Eastlake element) indicate that it was made in the mid to late 1870s. 12 x 14" od. Better - A larger, faux tortoise with Eastlake decoration. Made in the mid-1870s. It is 18 1/4" x 24 1/2" and an image size of 16" x 20".
Best - Incised faux tortoise w/red lip and outer edges and sight and with a painted tortoise finish on the outside edges (which is very unusual), made about 1875. 12 x 14" od., It is 11 1/2 x 15 3/4" od, 9 3/4 x 14" inside.
Good - Faux-tortoise, made in the 1870s. It is 10 1/4 x 12 1/4" od.
Good - Faux-tortoise with an Eastlake influence (note the small carved designs at the 4 corners). Made in the 1870s. 11 3/4 x 13 1/2" od.
Good to Better- Faux tortoise, made in the 1870s. 8 3/4 x 10 5/8" od. Good - Faux-tortoise and walnut, made in the 1870s. 12 x 14" od.
Better - A rather incredible three-tier piece that is 3 inches deep with decorated gilding from about 1870. All that gilding directs a warm light onto the image. It is 17 1/4 x 15 inches od. and has an 8 x 10 inch rabbet.
Better - Walnut with an exceptionally wide golden inner cove (which is very unusual) and sight made in the 1870s. 12 x 14" od., 8 x 10 inches for the image.
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