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Dermot

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One of my old framing customers has asked me to suggest a style of frame suitable for a 1728 City map of Dublin which is to hang in a Quaker Museum in Ireland……..if I’m correct this Museum is in the area that President Nixon’s ancestors came from.

Any suggestions on a suitable style of frame that I can pass on………

The map size is 61cm x 145cm about 24” x 58” Landscape

Thanks guys for your help…….I’m not framing this myself, I no longer have time for framing but I would like to pass on some suggestions…..

Dermot

PS: If you can post a link to the moulding it would be great as what is available in Ireland differs greatly from some of the mouldings in the US….as they say a picture is worth a thousand words…


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John Richards

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Dermot: If you think Nixon came from this area you could always suggest a crooked frame!

Seriously, look at Quaker furniture styles and I'll bet you'll have some great ideas.
 

framah

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By the way Dermot... Now that it's official, are you going to turn in your glue gun??
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Check out the Wesley Allen company in NJ their phone number is 908-735-0922. I'll check to see if they have a web site yet. I googled their name and no website came up. But call them and see what happens. They do period frames and a Quaker style would probably be something they have in their inventory.
 
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Dermot

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Kildare: Timahoe celebrates Friends heritage


The small village of Timahoe in North Kildare will be joining in the spirit of the 350th anniversary celebrations of the Quaker's first arrival in Ireland in commemorating the first Quaker settlement in the village three hundred years ago. Timahoe is probably best known for the visit of former US President, Richard Milhouse Nixon in 1970. An ancestor of President Nixon's had left Timahoe for Pennsylvania in 1729. The president visited the village to see where the Milhouse family originated and dedicated a headstone at the site of his ancestor's final resting place. Interestingly, President Nixon had named his Irish setter dog King Timahoe.

Source: http://www.emigrant.ie/article.asp?iCategoryID=75&iArticleID=32315

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Baer Charlton

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I've made Shaker furniture for many years... too many years...LOL

It is my understanding that Quakers held to even a stricter adhearance of "Plain"....

and I'm not even sure what a Quaker would even do with a frame....

Usually frames are for pictures [graven images]
and mirrors.... I think that would be a 9"x12" viewing piece....and a frame would be an "embellishment".

I'm just mussing about here with what I know and don't know for sure...so maybe someone in Pennsylvania....?

I do know that I like their Oatmeal.... :D
 

fortuna

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i am a birthright quaker. quaker is not a style like shaker. it is not a sect like amish, who really are "plain people". quakers are proponents of higher education and quality culture. quakers value material things and take good care of them. my family has many old documents and paintings in very old frames. they are made of hardwood with fairly simple profiles and finished well but not elaborately. there is a quaker museum at a place called kendel in england. you could call them for suggestions. kc
 
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