Rare and Important Rippled and Polychrome Frame by Newcomb Macklin - For Sale
Rare and Important Rippled and Polychrome Frame by Newcomb Macklin
An extremely rare and important Modernist frame by Newcomb-Macklin. Dating to the 1930's, this frame has a rippled and polychromed gesso design. There is a small piece missing from the bottom left hand corner. The gesso shows various cracks throughout from age. Newcomb-Macklin was a picture frame company with offices in New York, Chicago and Taos, New Mexico. The company was founded in 1871 and employed highly skilled carvers, gilders and artisans to create frames for painters such as the American masters Bellows and Sargent to name just two. In addition to their offices, Newcomb-Macklin also employed traveling salesmen.