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The Gilded Edge

The Gilded Edge
by Eli Wilner

The Gilded Edge, by Eli Wilner, is the first book to offer an in-depth look at America s legacy of exquisite period picture frames.
Studied and appreciated in Europe for many years, frame connoisseurship was neglected in America until Eli Wilner created this lushly illustrated celebration of the craft.
Reissued by Chronicle Books and updated by the author, this invaluable guide showcases frames as works of art through an array of insightful essays by art-world luminaries and a plethora of sumptuous photographs. 204 pages / full color / 12.3 x 10.3 x 1.3 inches.

Available at: Museum of Fine Arts, National Gallery of Art, Brooklyn Museum Shop, The Frick Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, Rizzoli, Kimball Art Museum, Winterthur Museum, The Museum Shop, Hunter Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, J Paul Getty Museum, Norton Simon Museum, Portland Art Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, Morse Museum of American Art, Eli Wilner directly and all fine book stores.

Smeaton, Suzanne. "Embracing Realism: Frames of the Ashcan Painters, 1895-1925", Life's Pleasures The Ashcan Artists' Brush With Leisure, 1895-1925, London/New York Detroit Institute of Arts with Merrell Publishers Limited, 2007. pp. 90-105.

"The Importance of Scale in the Framing of Art."
Picture Framing Magazine, March 1995.

Smeaton, Suzanne. "Identification, Connoisseurship and Valuation of American Frames of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries Raleigh, North Carolina." Personal Property Journal of the American Society of Appraisers, Volume 12, No. 2, Spring 2000.

Smeaton, Suzanne and Nina Gray. "Within Gilded Borders: The Frames of Stanford White." American Art, National Museum of American Art: Smithsonian Institution, Spring 1993.

Smeaton, Suzanne.
The Art of the Frame: American Frames of the Arts and Crafts Period.
New York: Eli Wilner & Company, 1988.

"The Reward for the Artist."
Sanford Smith Beaux-Arts Show Catalog March 1990. New York: Sanford Smith, 1990: pp. 8-10.

"Frames in Context."
Antiques and Fine Art, January/February 1991,
Vol. VIII, No. 2, pp. 110-117.

"American Frames of the Arts and Crafts Period, 1870-1920."
The Magazine Antiques, November 1989, pp. 1124-1137.

"Period Frames on Contemporary Paintings."
Picture Framing Magazine, September 1994, pp. 34-39.

"A Perfect Marriage: Choosing the Right Frame for a Painting."
Picture Framing Magazine, November 1994, pp. 8-16.

"European Antecedents to American Picture Frames."
Picture Framing Magazine, September 1994, pp. 34-39.

"Modernist Frames."
Picture Framing Magazine, May 1994, pp. 10-14.

"Reproductions or Exact Replica Frames?"
Picture Framing Magazine, March 1994, pp. 82-88.

"Museums Redefine the Borders of Art."
Picture Framing Magazine, March 1993, pp. 59-64.

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The Art of the Frame: American Frames of the Arts and Crafts Period.
New York, 1988.

"Nineteenth Century Print and Drawing Frames."
Picture Framing Magazine, December 1993, pp. 6-10.

"Like a Setting for a Jewel."
Picture Framing Magazine, September 1993, pp. 85-90.

"Nineteen and Early Twentieth Century Portrait Frames in America."
Picture Framing Magazine, June 1993, pp. 88-92.

"Fluted Cove Frames: America in the 1860's."
Picture Framing Magazine, December 1992, pp. 18-19.

"Frame Restoration and Conservation."
Picture Framing Magazine, December 1992, pp. 77-84.

"American Frames of the 1850's."
Picture Framing Magazine, November 1992, pp. 18-19.

"The Reward for the Artist."
Picture Framing Magazine, October 1992, pp. 64-68.

"Eastlake Style Picture Frames."
Picture Framing Magazine, July 1992, pp. 38-39.

"The Frames of Frederick Harer."
Picture Framing Magazine, March 1992, pp. 60-61.

"The Arts and Crafts Period."
Picture Framing Magazine, October 1991, pp. 90-92.

"The Picture Frames of Charles Prendergast."
Picture Framing Magazine, August 1991, pp. 66-67.

"The Frame Designs of Stanford White."
Picture Framing Magazine, March 1991, pp. 32-34.

"Whistler Frames: An Extension of His Art."
Picture Framing Magazine, November-December 1990, pp. 36-37.

Wilner, Eli et al The Gilded Edge.
San Francisco, California: Chronicle Books, 2000.

Wilner, Eli and Mervyn Kaufman.
Antique American Frames: Identification and Price Guide.

New York: Avon Books, 1995.

Eli’s Notes on CBS (video)
Eli Wilner on CBS Sunday Morning discussing building a frame for the iconic painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware.

Bouguereau Frame (video)
Polly Sartori, Head of 19th Century European Paintings, Sotheby's New York, speaks about artist William Bouguereau, the popular myth of Cupid and Psyche and the Eli Wilner frame that was created for the Bouguereau painting.

Martha Stewart (video)
CBS Sunday Morning. Featuring Eli Wilner discussing the creation of the Leutze frame for Washington Crossing the Delaware painting. Martha Stewart featuring Eli Wilner.