Vintage Frame Name Game

Whats in a name? Like paintings the value of a frame can be greatly enhanced by who created it. There are the well known names of Newcombe Macklin (a company not an artist), along with Foster Brothers, Carrig Rohane, Heydenryk, Thulin. Individual artists known for their frames include Max Kuehne, Charles Pendergast, & Ben Badura. Artist James McNeil Whistler was known for cafefully customizing frames for his works and the ribbed edge combined with cassetta like flat is still referred to as ‘Whistler style’. Herman Dudley Murphy and Stanford White both popularized their individual style of frames. Sometimes the frame is signed or stamped or has the original label which helps to identify its maker.

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