Picture frames entered the realm of fine art collectibles in the s. Old frames previously tossed in the dump heap are now being fought over by dealers from trendy Manhattan art galleries. Vintage frames date from the s into the 20th century. Identifying and dating antique frames is an art form in itself.
How to date a painting
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There are different approaches for determining the authenticity of antique paintings : - verifying authenticity through a purely stylistic evaluation - verifying the authenticity of a painting by means of objective tests of the ageing of the material - verifying the authenticity of a painting with the use of scientific instrumental methods. The combined results of the stylistic, material and scientific investigations will permit the establishing of the compatibility of the painting with presumed elements or its inauthenticity. Portrait "Anna Selbtritt", Thanks to the laboratory's modern equipment, a painting can be subjected to analysis using infrared reflectography , Wood's light , a stereoscopic microscope , IR spectroscopy and other instrumental techniques. IR spectroscopic analysis permits the analysis of various materials to ascertain their compatibility with the presumed historic period: pigments, binders, glues and varnishes.
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Q I am hoping your staff can give me some information on a painting I recently purchased at a sale. There is no signature on the painting itself, however there is a name on the side of the painting, as you can see by the enclosed photo. The painting itself is in great shape and I believe done by a good artist. I am not sure of the age of the painting.