AMERICAN FRAMES, FOSTER BROTHERS, FOUNDED 1875

 

Among the great turn-of-the-century frame-makers is Foster Brothers of Boston, founded in 1875, by John Roy and Stephen Bartlett Foster. Many of their frames were designed by C.F. Richter, and Whistler’s influence is evident in their work, as it is that of the Dutch incorporated stylized ripples and versions of sophisticated crossetted corners. European and American motives integrated together are an elegant signature, and an evident ability of the masterful carving skills of the Foster Brothers.

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