We at Lowy feel privileged to have worked on this Wedgwood framing project with Peter Goulandris. These historic ceramic plaques are extremely important to Peter because of his love of the medium and involvement with the Wedgwood company. It is rare to see a collection of period pieces of this size and quality. From the onset, we intended to care for and  treat them as significant and beautiful works of art.

 

We selected nearly 50 original carved and gilded historically appropriate frames from the 18th and 19th centuries to aesthetically enhance these plaques. Then our expert craftsmen sized and fitted the period frames adding silk inserts, gilded liners, and spandrels where appropriate for each piece. Each of these antique frames highlight the Wedgwood in a way that only period frames can do for a work of art. Lowy is proud to have been a part of presenting this rare, extensive, and beautiful collection to be enjoyed and admired for years to come. 

 
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The Editor at Large featured the Lowy move on their website article "Thirty new design stores and showrooms opening now." View The Editor at Large website and article below.

 

Editor at Large

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In an August issue of Fine Art Connoisseur, Editor-In-Chief Peter Trippi pens an article about the Milwaukee Art Museum celebrating its 125th anniversary.  Two of the exhibitions mounted to commemorate this milestone focus on Frederick Layton (1827 – 1919), an English immigrant to Wisconsin who made his fortune in the meatpacking industry, and put together an impressive art collection throughout his life, which he donated to the Museum, creating The Layton Collection.
 
Lowy had the honor of reframing several paintings in the Layton Collection in time for the anniversary.  One of the paintings was William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s Homer and his Guide, a large (82 ¼ x 56 ¼”) oil on canvas work dating to 1874. Lisa Wyer, a senior Lowy consultant, selected an 1880s French gilt composition Barbizon-style frame with ogee profile and continuous finely detailed scrolling acanthus leaf ornamentation, almost identical in ornamentation to the original frame seen in archived photos.