Framing Carl Sammons—and Hanging at The Grove Park Inn

This weekend is the 35th Annual National Arts and Crafts Conference at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, and our friend Gus Bostrom of California Historical Design in Alameda once again has a big, beautiful booth displaying antique furniture, pottery, metalwork—Carl Sammons paintingand a few notable paintings we framed for him, including this mountain scene by Carl Sammons (1883-1968). The 24″ x 30″ canvas, titled “Mt Moran—Jackson Lake—Teton Mountains, Wyoming,” is from the 1920’s. More on Gus’s site, here.

The compound mitered frame, made by Trevor Davis, is carved quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain) with a pale gold liner. The outer cap molding has a peaked shape to echo the mountain peaks, but which is interrupted at the corners which are flat. The broad, carved inner flat molding nicely echoes the surface of the water. The corners of the flat are raised with a diagonal zig zag pattern.

This is one of a pair of 20″ x 24″ Sammons paintings Gus brought to us and which we framed in similar but different frames. Read about the second one in my next post.Carl Sammons painting

By the way, here’s the frame it came to us in:

Carl Sammons painting in white frame

Here are more pictures featuring our frames as part of California Historical Design’s display at the Arts and Crafts Conference.

Laura Armer painting

This is Laura Adams Armer’s “Hopi Woman Oraibi Village,” 1929. (I posted on this one here.)

paintings displayed at Grove Park Inn

The one at the top left is a terrific Will Sparks from the 1910’s. (More here.)

two paintings

An oil painting by Charles Warren Eaton (1857-1937), “Entrance to the Woods, Bloomfield, NJ,” ca. 1910 (more here.), hangs above a 1918 watercolor of mountains in Sweden, by Gunnar Mauritz Widforss (more here).

California Historical Design’s website is

Have a great show, Gus!

Carl Sammons paintingGo to the next post to see the companion to the Sammons painting featured above.

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