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American 20th Century Prendergast Carved Frame

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About

Prendergast – The artist/ frame maker Charles Prendergast designed and made frames initially for his brother, Maurice Prendergast in Boston and later in New York. The frames were usually painted and gilded with incised designs.

American frames were greatly influenced by English and French styles in the 18th and 19th centuries. Although frames were frequently mass produced in the 19th century and gilt ornamentation was usually cast in plaster or ‘compo’ instead of hand-carved, many beautiful designs originated from this time in America. The Hudson River School frames and the frames designed by Stanford White are exquisite examples. In the early 20th century, American frame makers of the Arts and Crafts movement returned to the art and tradition of their craft by hand-carving, gilding, and signing their frames. The firms of Carrig-Rohane and Newcomb-Macklin as well as frame makers in Taos and Bucks County created some of the most beautiful American frame designs of this movement.

Details

Century
20th Century
Country
American
Ornament
Carved
Maker
Prendergast

Size

Frame Width
2.5
Sight Width
17.375
Sight Height
26.25

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