Parker Fine Art Auctions: sale including antique frames on 6th October 2022

by The Frame Blog

This auction will be held by Parker Fine Art Auctions, Farnham, Surrey, on 6th October 2022. It includes, amongst other items, 132 frames from the collection of the framemakers and restorers, Alexander G. Ley & Son; see the entire group online here.

Lot 402: British Baroque panel frame, 1660s; hazzled edge; projecting corner, centre and demi-centres carved with scrolling acanthus and sprigs with roses and florets on a hazzled ground on convex top edge, between shaped reposes; hazzling; acanthus on a hazzled ground at sight edge; finished in silver leaf and lacquered (?); 244 x 152.4 cm; est. £3,000-5,000

Lot 404: British NeoClassical scotia frame; acanthus-&-shield at back edge; flower-&-bud; cross-cut acanthus-&-leaf at sight edge; 183 x 120.7 cm.; est. £800-1,200

Lot 407: French (?possibly mid-European) Rococo frame; bound fasces on back edge; leaf-bound fasces on top edge; corners with scrolling acanthus leaves in C-scrolls; centres on three sides with rocaille panels beneath foliated scrolls; top centre with asymmetrical scrolling acanthus flourish; demi-flowers on a diapered ground; second third 18th century; 16.2 x 100.3 cm.; est. £800-1,200

Lot 418: Provincial French Baroque frame in Louis XIV style (late 17th-early 18th century) with Berainesque foliated strapwork ornament on the top edge; panels of foliated C-scrolls at centres and corners, the latter with trefoils; all ornament in plaster; 122 x 91.5 cm.; est. £300-400

Lot 419: Italian Baroque bolection frame, 17th century; parcel-gilt and black; 116.8 x 88.8 cm.; est. £800-1,200

Lot 421: French NeoClassical architrave frame, late 18th-early 19th century; ribbon-&-stave beneath the top edge; beading at sight edge; 114.3 x 90.2 cm.; est. £400-600

Lot 432: British later 19th century Art Nouveau-style inlay with spandrels for a circular work, with contour moulding added later; decorated in compo with bellflowers and leaves; 101.6 x 101.5 cm.; est. £100-200

Lot 437: British early 18th century Louis XIV-style bolection frame with acanthus leaf at back edge; scrolling foliate and floral sprigs on convex top edge alternating at centres with outline gadrooned panels; 96.5 x 63.5 cm.; est. £200-400

Lot 474: British Baroque bolection panel frame, late 17th century, with flowered back edge between hazzled borders; shaped corner and centre panels with undulating floreted sprigs on a hazzled ground between plain reposes on the top/ sight edge; finished with silver leaf; 73.7 x 61 cm.; est. £600-800

Lot 481: Italian Baroque leaf frame, 17th century, carved with spiralling acanthus leaves, with leaf corners and centres; with antique hanger; 69.9 x 49.5 cm.; est. £400-600

Lot 483: French Restauration frame, 1810s-30s, with Greek scrollwork corners, with palmettes, flowers and oak leaf sprigs; scrolling, foliate and cabochon centres; rais-de-coeur at sight edge; plaster ornament; 68.6 x 55.9 cm.; est. £150-250

Lot 510: British Baroque bolection frame, first half 18th century, double acanthus on back edge; acanthus sight edge; parcel gilt and painted black; 52.1 x 43.2 cm.; est. £300-400

Lot 511: French Louis XIV ogee frame, late 17th-early 18th century, carved with dentils at back edge; foliated strapwork and floral sprigs on a cross-hatched ground on the ogee, with fanned lambrequins in scrolled cartouches at the corners, ditto with anthemion-like leaf sprigs at the centres; acanthus leaf-&-bud on a hatched ground at the sight edge; 50.8 x 40.6 cm.; est. £600-800

Lot 523: Netherlandish/German veneered ripple frame, 17th century, with interrupted ripple and ripple mouldings around the back edge; internal outset corners defined by a plain ogee between panels of wave moulding; interrupted ripple mouldings; ripple moulding at the sight edge; possibly intended for a looking-glass; 34.3 x 28.6 cm.; est. £600-800

The sale also contains reproduction frames by Alexander G. Ley & Son, and reproduction looking-glass frames.