Circassian Walnut Frame

Circassian Walnut Frame

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Description (Brief)
This frame was made by William F. Bucher of Washington, D.C. as part of his collection of framed tree photographs. The frame is made of Circassian walnut veneer on an ash frame with macassar ebony back bead. Bucher, a cabinetmaker, framed each photograph in wood of the same species as the tree depicted in the print. Bucher explained the philosophy behind his collection in a 1931 letter to the Museum: “’Old World' trees have gathered about them so much folklore and poetry, I thought it would be interesting to show by pictures and wood, that many of our American trees have attained by their own merits, an equal right to a place in the 'hall of fame.’”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
frame
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23 1/2 in x 28 in x 1 5/8 in; 59.69 cm x 71.12 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
AG.115767.15
catalog number
AG*115767.15
accession number
115767
maker number
18
Credit Line
William F. Bucher
subject
frames
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Work
Natural Resources
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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