Vintage Posters for the Bungalow — Maitres De l’Affiche P.4

December 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

For the Bungalow

There is a cadre of artists in the Maitres series, whose work is appropriate in the Bungalow setting. You can choose posters from American, British, and Eastern European Artists as they work especially well.  The French Belle Epoque Posters represented in the series are less in keeping with the styles and colors of the bungalow, however with the right framing treatment, you can help bring a favorite French piece into the room.

"A Trip to Chinatown" Maitre Pl  184 by the Beggarstaffs, 1899

“A Trip to Chinatown” Maitre Pl 184 by the Beggarstaffs, 1899

Framing treatment

The maîtres full sheet size is 11.25 x 15.5, however the size of the images vary.  When framing the maîtres, expose the image and its margin, not the full sheet. This can be accomplished with matting.  Mattes wrapped with burlap, linen or raw silk look best with the series. Frames can be chosen using natural woods appropriate to the bungalow.  Mortise and tenon joining can be accomplished by craftsman framers.  Archival standards dictate the use of acid free barriers between fabric mattes and paper.  UV filtering Plexiglas or Museum Glass are indicated.

We offer frame design in our shop!

We offer frame design in our shop!

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Part 4 of a 4 Part Series about Les Maitres De L’Affiche and Posters for the Arts and Crafts Home.

This post was written by Elizabeth Norris, proprietor of Vintage European Posters and http://www.vepca.com.  Visit our shop at 2201 Fourth Street in Berkeley this holiday season and see the Maitre De L’Affiche up close!

December Hours Tuesdays- Thursdays 11-5 pm, Holiday weekends December 7-8, and 14-15 Saturdays 11-6, Sundays 12-5

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