18th-century colored engraving, “Cerise Ambree”

10″ x 8-1/2″. Framed in No. 105.38  – 2-1/2″, in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain).

A good example of how effectively a type of work twentieth century framers almost invariably matted can be frame close. A gasket is hidden mat under wide frame rabbet, the rabbet’s lined with metal tape to isolate the acids in the wood from the print, and u.v.-filtering glass goes on. A proposition that would seem heavy handed, but using the fine 3/8″ ogee on the sight edge, the effect is harmonious, unified and simple.

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