The frame collection
The history of frames tells of a story of changing tastes, traditions and techniques. Profile and ornaments, lettering and painting, proportion and polychromy provide information about the period and origin. They give you some indication of the client or content of the original painting which has since been separated from the original.
Over a period of 40 years, Olaf Lemke has put together a unique collection of antique frames. In his Berlin gallery, you will find frames from Italy, Spain, Flanders, Germany and the Netherlands, created between the 15th and early 19th century.