Lot 15
  • 15

Early 20th Century European Tabernacle Frame designed by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and made by Thomas Maw for Golden Hour

10,000 - 15,000 USD
bidding is closed


together with a replica of a 19th century European tabernacle frame, applied ornament and gilded (two pieces)


Allen Funt, New York (by 1966)
Thence by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

This frame was the original to Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s The Golden Hour (op. CCLXXXVIII, 1908, Swanson, no. 419, location unknown), with original exhibition labels on the reverse, and is sold together with a later reproduction frame that once housed the artist’s The Frigidarium (op. CCCII, 1890, Swanson no. 399, private collection).

We would like to thank Vern G. Swanson for providing additional catalogue information.