Antique Frame Replicas Selection
“ Before I start painting, I get a frame, then I saw my masonite board to fit the frame –
I always thought it a good idea to build the sty before getting the pig – the frame should always blend with the painting for best effect.”
Unlike conventional reproduction frames, the replica frames made by Eli Wilner & Company are created in much the same way as the original antique frames. Carved frames and those with applied ornament are all carefully composed and then meticulously gilded and patinated to emulate the effects of age.
No frame design is generated in quantity, no replicas are made from copies, and each frame is made one at a time, with great care and artistry. Calling upon the unparalleled inventory of over 3,000 original antique frames and art-historical expertise regarding period-appropriate styles the gallery is able to offer precise, faithful replicas, and to create unique objects.
The company is held in high regard by both institutions and private collectors for their expertise, the extensive inventory, and the superior quality of craftsmanship. This regard and confidence is evidenced by customers such as The White House, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Yale University Art Gallery and many private individuals.
1. Louis Douzette,
Eli Wilner & Company replica of a European, c. 1870’s, applied ornament and gilded frame. Painting from a private collection, Louis Douzette, 1875, oil on canvas, 11 3/8” x 18 3/8”.
3. Stephen Hannock, Chesapeake Bay, c. 1994
Eli Wilner & Company replica of an American, c. 1890’s, applied ornament and gilded frame. Stephen Hannock, Chesapeake Bay, 1994.
5. View of Nevis,
Original frame design by Eli Wilner, carved and gilded. Watercolor by Eli Wilner, View of Nevis, 1998, 13 3/4” x 16 5/8”.
7. Simon Parkes,
Eli Wilner & Company molding of a Stanford White style frame. Simon Parkes, oil on canvas, 1998.
9. Theodore Wendel,
Ten Pound Island, c. 1915
Eli Wilner & Company replica of a Foster Brothers frame, c. 1910, applied ornament and gilded. Painting from a private collection, Theodore Wendel, Ten Pound Island, c. 1915, oil on canvas, 30” x 36”.
11. Childe Hassam,
Avenue in the Rain, 1917
Eli Wilner & Company replica of a “Hassam frame” so-named due to the letter “H” that is carved into the top rail of the cassetta-style carved and gilded frame. Gift of T.M. Evans, 1963, White House Collection, Avenue in the Rain, 1917, oil on canvas, 42”x 22 1/4”.
13. Frederic E Church,
Sunrise Off the Coast
(Mount Desert), 1863
Eli Wilner & Company replica of an American 1860’s frame, carved and gilded. Collection of the Wadsworth Athenum, Sunrise Off the Coast (Mount Desert), 1863, oil on canvas, 36 1/8” x 48”.
15. Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880), Morning In the Adirondacks
Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880), Morning In the Adirondacks, Oil on canvas, 50 1/4” x 42 1/4”Collection of the Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas. Framed in an Eli Wilner replica of an American fluted cove style frame, circa 1860s, applied ornament and gilded.