Original NEWCOMB-MACKLIN Signed Frame fits 20" x 24

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 05,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction
NEWCOMB MACKLIN & Co.

Picture Frame Makers

233 Fifth Avenue

NEW YORK

Signed Hand Carved Gilt Picture Frame

Fits paintings measuring 20" x 24"

Frame is 2 3/8" wide

A very desirable Newcomb-Macklin frame that will enhance a fine painting of the period. The frame is in excellent structural condition with only signs of wear to the gilding commensurate with age. The frame is fully signed on verso as shown in the pictures and retains the signature miter construction of the Newcomb-Macklin firm.

This frame was not just milled, but rather hand carved to produce the slight tooled effect for a true Arts & Crafts feel. This is visible in the images but more so in real life. Also evident on verso the remains of old exhibition labels. Although the labels are missing, the period nails that held them are still t

Frame will be professionally packed and fully insured in transit. Shipping charges at cost.

Please contact me with any questions. Thank you. Gruppe Thiem Foster Thulin Hibbard Payne signed oil impressionist mulhaupt peterson gold leaf berthelsen listed american painting art sothebys christies new hope old lyme

A valid question was asked by a member, and I thought the answer should make it in the description. The question asked about holes to verso that may appear to have been made by wood-boring insects. My reply follows: Thank you for your question. The holes you noticed to the frame on verso have not been caused by insects or worms. In fact, the frame has no damage relating to wood boring parasites and t is no evidence of past or present activity. I would venture to say that the holes are from exhibition label thumbtacks. The frame housed a work by a well listed artist and teacher who exhibited widely. Newcomb Macklin Frames were (and still are) highly prized and at the time, were not inexpensive, similarly to hand carved frames from the top workshops of today. Many artist would use their best frames to exhibit their works and then sell the paintings in less expensive frames. This frame was obviously highly prized and was used to exhibit a number of works over the years... hence the holes to verso. Should any damage caused by wood boring insects or worms be found on the frame by the winning bidder, I shall gladly refund the purchase. I trust this answers your question.

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