20 - 21 September 2004
A GEORGE III GILTWOOD PICTURE FRAME
BY CHARLES SALMON, LATE 18TH CENTURY
With fluted moulded inner selvedge with stylised palmette clasps to the angles within a ribbon-twist and stiff leaf-carved border, the outer edge carved with egg-and-dart, some losses to gilding, possibly originally with cresting, with original makers label 'C.Salmon, late Nelson, Carver, Gilder, Frame-maker to their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Dukes of York and Clarence, Marshall St. Golden Square London, Gilt Furniture in General'
The aperture - 52½ in. (132 cm.) x 67¾ in. (172 cm.); the frame 63 in. (160 cm.) x 78 in. (198 cm.)
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Charles Salmon is recorded whilst working for the Crown between 1800-1803, being paid 6s. as a carver and gilder in 1800.
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