"A richly illustrated source book detailing materials and methods of manufacture, Framing the Nineteenth Century is a select catalogue of frame makers and frames from the early 19th century to the early 20th century. Designed as a reference for professional frame makers, restorers and conservators, this book is also a valuable resource for art collectors and anyone interested in the rich and diverse world of 19th-century design and manufacturing. Framing the Nineteenth Century focuses on English, European and Australian frame makers and through detailed illustrations, profiles of frame sections, dimensions and notes on manufacture and materials is both a survey and a pattern book for the period. A cross-reference index to artists provides a quick source of framing preferences of individual artists. Unlike other books on the period, this book examines individual frames and craftsmen and companies that produced them, rather than the artists of the time. Picture frames of the 19th century have long been considered poor imitations of the fine craftsmanship of earlier centuries; Framing the Nineteenth Century reinterprets this misconception and provides a compelling visual and historical analysis in celebration of their unique aesthetic and structural qualities"--Jacket.