Saturday, August 7, 2010

From Gold to Oak—II: 19th Century British Still Life

This is another re-framing job that we did maybe a year ago. It's a still life, oil on canvas, by 19th century British painter Edward Ladell (1821-1886). Here's how it was framed when it came in:
And how it looked after we re-framed it in stained quartersawn white oak to be more in sympathy with its rustic spirit:

Here's the profile, fairly flat over all, but refined and with beads all keyed to the highly formal and finely drawn painting:

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