The White House has been a recipient of the Eli Wilner Frame Funding Program

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The White House has been a recipient of the Eli Wilner Frame Funding Program
The Oval Office, with Childe Hassam’s "Avenue in the Rain," framed by Eli Wilner & Company, installed to the left of The Resolute Desk.

NEW YORK, NY.- Eli Wilner is once again offering funding to cover part of the cost of selected reframing and frame restoration projects for museums. Museum representatives are invited to contact Wilner with details of their current reframing or frame restoration needs. Like so many other museums and historic sites, The White House has been a recipient of the Eli Wilner Frame Funding Program.

To date, a total of 28 framing projects have been completed through the Funding Program for The White House, including reframing or frame restoration for works by John Singer Sargent, Frederic Church, Thomas Eakins, Norman Rockwell, William Merritt Chase, Albert Bierstadt, Martin Johnson Heade, and others. To see images of these framing projects, please click here:

One important painting that was reframed was every recent president's favorite, including Bush, Clinton, Obama, Trump, and Biden. It was Childe Hassam's Avenue in the Rain (1917), which is hanging in the Oval Office. The painting depicts New York City's Fifth Avenue, draped with US flags. Between 1916 and 1919, Hassam completed dozens of paintings in his "flag series," with this particular example dating to the period of intense patriotic feeling that gripped the country just before the decision to enter the First World War. Eli Wilner replaced the painting's existing inappropriate reproduction frame by creating a carved and gilded replica of an original frame designed by the artist, including the artist's signature "H" monogram.

Eli Wilner has completed over 15,000 framing projects for private collectors as well as more than 100 institutions. The Wilner gallery is held in high regard by both institutions and private collectors for their expertise, extensive inventory, and superior quality of craftsmanship. This regard and confidence is evidenced by clients such as The White House, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Yale University Art Gallery and many private individuals. Eli Wilner & Company was honored by the Historic Charleston Foundation with the Samuel Gaillard Stoney Conservation Craftsmanship Award, for their work in historic picture frame conservation.

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