Conzen 14th Antique Frame Auction 2017

by The Frame Blog

…to be held on Tuesday, 5th December 2017 at 18.00 Central European Time, in a simultaneous live and online auction.  Viewing at Conzen in Flingern, Fichtenstraße 56, D-40233, Düsseldorf, Germany: 20th November – 5th December 2017.

Conzen’s 14th annual auction is offering more than 200 lots of frames, dating from the 16th to the 20th century. The auction itself will take place at their showrooms in Düsseldorf, but it is also possible to bid in various ways, including online.Lot 1: a 17th century Baroque Spanish cushion frame, with gilt astragals on the top and sight edge; the cushion frieze with gilded panels decorated with flowers & foliage on a red ground, with rosettes in the corners; 21.3 x 18.4 cm.; estimate €950 

Lot 4: 17th century Netherlandish ripple frame veneered in walnut; with ripple moulding at back edge, wave moulding, wide scotia, ripple moulding and canted sight edge; 24.5 x 20 cm.; estimate €1,200

Lot 6: 16th century Italian cassetta finished in silver leaf; 23.4 x 17.7 cm.; estimate €2,000

Lot 12: Louis XIV giltwood frame with projecting corners & centres with scrolling foliage, fleur-de-lys & leaf buds on a diapered ground; foliate strapwork on a cross-hatched ground; dentil sight edge; 39.4 x 31.2 cm.; estimate €1400 

Lot 14: Biedermeier frame with stand; veneered in mahogany with black-painted corner cassettes; first half 19th century; 23 x 12.5 cm.; estimate €30 [yes – thirty euros]

Lot 16: late 16th-early 17th century Italian cassetta; entablature profile with butt-jointed frieze; finished with black stain; old hanger; 87 x 68.5 cm.; estimate €2,300

Lot 20: 17th century Baroque Roman ‘Salvator Rosa’ gallery frame finished in silver leaf; 90.7 x 60.7 cm.; estimate €1900 

Lot 30: late 17th-early 18th century Italian bolection frame; parcel-gilt with blue-green faux-marbre frieze & top edge; 26.7 x 20 cm .; estimate €700

Lot 46: early 19th century Italian architrave frame in revival Renaissance style, with panels of marquetry set into a ground veneered with walnut, the lateral panels having arabesque decoration, the top & bottom panels with phoenixes & scrolling foliation around central shells; 42.5 x 36.2 cm; estimate €450

Lot 47: early 17th century Bolognese giltwood bolection frame, decorated with cross-cut acanthus; 60.5 x 72.5 cm.; old hanger; 60.5 x 72.5 cm,; estimate €3,000

Lot 53: 17th century Spanish Baroque reverse giltwood frame, with slightly canted frieze and acanthus sight edge on a textured ground; 49.7 x 45.4 cm.; estimate €2,000

Lot 128: mid-17th century French Louis XIII-XIV flower-corner frame, with dentil back edge; projecting fleur-de-lys & sunflower corners on a cross-hatched ground; shaped panels with incised floral & foliate decoration on the convex top edge; sanded frieze, and panels of acanthus leaf tip at the centres of the sight edge; 42 x 34 cm.; estimate €2,400

Lot 140: NeoClassical Italian scotia frame, c. 1800; with swan’s neck & foliate pediment, foliate feet & half-sunflower apron; finished in silver leaf; 17.5 x 13.2 cm.; €600

The catalogue can be accessed here. NB The colours of the images online are over-saturated, which rather detracts from their appearance and distorts the impression of their relative ages.