Decorating The Ranch: Legacy of an Immigrant Family in Southern Alberta

Decorating the Ranch

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Margot Brunn

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n the decorative arts collection of the Royal Alberta Museum the gilded frames of the Reed family collection stand out. More valuable than the paintings they were meant to enhance
at the time of purchase, in the late 1860s, the hand-carved Italian frames reproduce the delicately pierced or overly broad styles of the 17th and 18th …