The Art of Frames
Registration Information
September 16, 2015 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
New York, NY

Start out the morning at Eli Wilner & Company for a special tour of the restoration studio of one of the world’s largest resources for antique American and European frames in Long Island City, NY. Understanding the specific fabrication methods used in frame-making is a critical component to the accurate assessment of a frame!

Building on the studio visit earlier in the day Suzanne Smeaton, Frame Historian and Consultant, will offer a presentation that addresses these issues along with specific valuations for frames.  Ms. Smeaton will offer insights and information regarding frames that an appraiser is likely to encounter and will conclude with a question and answer period.  Bring your questions! 

Program Objectives:

  • Learn the difference between a carved wood frame or one with applied ornament
  • Discuss the difference between gold leaf and metal leaf
  • Practice carving and gilding!
  • Receive a detailed series of handouts showing frame styles with dates
  • Grasp what you should look for in a frame from a valuation perspective

Members earn 4.5 CE credits

$135 AAA Members; $160 General Admission

Register online (at the top of this page); OR
by filling out and submitting the printable registration form; OR
by calling 212.889.5404 x 11 

Program Schedule:
10:00am - 12:30pm  
Eli Wilner & Company
40-44 24th Street
Long Island City, NY

12:30 - 2:00pm
Lunch (on your own)

2:00 - 4:00pm
Suzanne Smeaton
Frame Historian and Consultant,
Suzanne Smeaton LLC
Appraisers Association office
212 West 35th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 


All cancellations must be made a week prior to the program to receive a refund 



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