Framing Thaddeus Welch—Carved Corners

Had the privilege of framing a Thaddeus Welch (1844-1919) oil painting a while back (here). Took a very different approach with this one, playing up the wonderful tradition of Taos frames. Trevor Davis had made a corner sample similar to this, and when the painting came in, the design, with a couple of adjustments (scaled down, made as a flat rather than a slope), would be just right. This is a 3-1/4″ wide compound flat profile with carved corners, in quartersawn white oak with Medieval Oak stain. The painting’s about 12″ x 14-3/4″.

Here’s a detail of the corner:

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