Curriculum Vitae

Overview

  • Formerly with Christie’s and Phillips in London
  • Specializes in historic and contemporary picture frames
  • Worked at the Walters Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Art, the Louvre, the Getty, and the Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Well-versed in British and Continental furniture and decorative arts from 17th-19th centuries
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We would like to introduce you to Edgar Harden, Auctionata expert in British Furniture & Decorative Arts as well as Antique Picture Frames.

Edgar Harden is an expert in historic, artist-designed and contemporary picture frames and also in British and Continental furniture and decorative arts from 17th - 19th century.

With a BA and an MA in Art History, an MA in Decorative Arts History and work experience in museums and auction houses, he acts as an advisor and curator to private clients, corporations, museums, interior designers and dealers. Over the course of twenty years he has worked at the Walters Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Art, the Louvre, the Getty, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Christie’s and Phillips before embarking on a solo career in 2002.

Mr. Harden has many published works including "Claude et les quatres Louis: l'emploie de cadres anciens chez Monet" for the exhibitions Monet in the 20th Century (London, Royal Academy) and Les Nymphéas (Paris, L’Orangerie). He is currently preparing a book on the history of the French frame.

He has lectured on frames at New York University and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Mr. Harden is the co-author of the catalog of French 17th - 19th century French furniture in the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Dictionary of French Framemakers for the National Portrait Gallery, London (both forthcoming).

Edgar Harden lives and works in London.