A David Veazey (attrib) silver photo frame

Price: Sold

For sale is this good sized photo frame by the firm of James Atkins & Sons.  Atkins were a pretty commercial manufacture but I am confident this frame is of added interest as it was designed by David Veazey (sometimes Veasey).  Veazey is a bit of a mystery man.  One of Liberty’s top designers in the 1900-5 period, his signature style was to use money plant (lunaria) leaves as appear so attractively on this frame.  In the 1911 census Veazey is clearly of sufficient wealth to have a sizeable home and several servants, whilst describing his occupation as a “designer”.  So it seems likely he did many more designs than those known by him for Liberty & Co and William Huton & Sons, and more than are known to exist today.  This frame is likely just such a piece.

Condition of the frame is very good. The silver is in excellent condition, the back original (though tired). The strut may be an old replacement.

For more information on Veazey please see my article published in the Archibald Knox Society Journal, 2015 by clicking this link.

Maker: James Atkins & Sons

Designer: David Veazey (attrib)

Date: 1903

Marks: JA&S, Birmingham, d

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Very good, see description

Size: 26 cm high, 20 cm wide

Weight : 202 grams, 7.1 oz (not silver weight)

SKU: A1439-1 Category:



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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts