Fabergé Frames for
your most cherished photographs...
Peter Carl Fabergé designed the most
elegant and distinctive photograph frames of
his time. They were designed, in part, for The
House of Fabergé's own stores and were,
in fact, shown as part of their collection.
As well, he designed some specifically for the
use of the royal family and these will be the
frames we will display for you here.
It must be remembered that the camera was not
invented until the mid-19th century and few
people owned them. They were certainly not commonly
in use therefore frames were not in demand except
by the rich, and photographs were something
to be displayed -- especially if the photographs
were family photographs.
The families of the Tsars were enamored with
the art of photography and, if you could see
photographs of their private rooms you would
realize just what that means. There were dozens
and dozens of photographs in all of their private
rooms. In one sitting room, in just one corner
of the room I counted 18 family photographs
displayed both on the wall and on one table.
On Tsar Nicholas' desk I counted 8 family photographs
and only a small portion of the desk was visible.
The frames were made for the most part of either
enamel guilloché or of gemstone and were
frequently set with diamond bezels surrounding
the photograph or they had gold decor. They
were lavish, exquisitely made and quite elegant.
The frames below are all copies of original
Fabergé frames and arrive with documentation
and in handsome velvet boxes.
Click on any image for a larger version:
All Fabergé works of art will arrive
in handsome Fabergé boxes lined in fabric
and embossed with the name Fabergé and
will be accompanied by appropriate documentation.
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