Frame on FDR portrait?

Cliff Wilson

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Cusotmer brought in a reproduction of a portrait of FDR by Frank O Salibury.

The original is apparently hanging in the White House.

I suggested a 3 1/4" gold Whistler frame (LJ768408) which everyone loves, his curator (he owns/runs a small museum of sorts)says makes it look genuine, but he thinks is "a bit gaudy".

Does anyone know what frame is on the original?

Or what would you have put? No mat, spacers, and glazing. The print had been mounted many years ago to a chipboard of some kind, but everything was in remarkable condition.

really just curious, he isn't trying to change it (yet)

thanks,
cliff
 

Terry Hart cpf

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If the only problem is that it's "a bit gaudy" why not just tone it down. A rub, a wash, a wax, a little dirt and it's fit for a president. (Don't forget to charge appropriatly for service rendered)
 

Baer Charlton

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What is probably framing the original is nothing less gaudy and I can guarentee that it won't be in the LJ catalog.

You might just call the curator of art and furniture at the White House.....

And before you roll your eyes and mutter "yeah, right"....concider: they work for you....
And if they need to be reminded of that....
Call the Parks Department.... I believe that Janey works for them.

Just a guess, but you may find that the frame is an adulturated Louie 16th with heavy antiquing. It would be the same as the one on Napoleon's favorite portrait. :D
 
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