Books on Vintage Frames

There are┬ámany good references out there on old frames – history and restoration. To read more about antique and vintage frames some of the following books could be of interest;

M.F. Daviess
How to restore antique frames

Art Restoration Service (1977) ASIN B00072UVX2

William Wheeler and Charles H. Hayward
Practical Woodcarving and Gilding
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; New Ed edition. (Sep 1983) ISBN 978-0713514216

John Payne
Framing the Nineteenth Century: Picture Frames 1837-1935
Images Publishing Group Pty, Ltd. (Dec 2007) ISBN 978-1864701999

Eva Mendgen (editor) with contributions by Wolfgang Kemp, Lynn Roberts, and other authors.
In Perfect Harmony: Picture + Frame 1850-1920
Waanders (1995) ISBN 978-0295974782

Eli Wilner and Mervyn Kaufman
Antique American Frames: Identification and Price Guide (Confident Collector)
Avon Books; 2nd Ed edition. (Dec 1999) ISBN 978-0-380-80221-0

Richard R. Brettell The art of the edge: European frames, 1300-1900Art Institute of Chicago (1986) ISBN 978-0865590625

Claus Grimm Book of Picture Frames Abaris Books. (Dec 1992) ISBN 978-0-89835-320-4

Nicholas Penny Frames (National Gallery Pocket Guides) Yale University Press. (Sep 1997) ISBN 978-1-85709-165-6

Henry Heydenryk, Jr. The Art and History of Frames The Lyons Press; New Ed edition. (Feb 1994) ISBN 978-1-55821-265-7

Henry Heydenryk, Jr. The Right Frame The Lyons Press (2002) ISBN 1-58574-753-X

Deborah Davis Secret Lives of Frames Hachette Filipacchi Media. (Feb 2007) ISBN 978-1-933231-16-7
Eli Wilner The Gilded Edge: The Art of the Frame Chronicle Books. (Oct 2000) ISBN 978-0-8118-2070-7
Suzanne Smeaton and Eli Wilner “The Art of the Frame”: American Frames from the Arts and Crafts Period Eli Wilner and Company (1988) ISBN 978-0966750805

 

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