Framing Vellum Indentures

by Oct 12, 2020Picture Framing

Framing Indentures

We frame a lot of unusual items and these came in fitting that description. There were 4 of them and they are indentures which I have never seen before and I was totally fascinated in them.

Each indenture consists of the legal document and a wax seal.

In this first picture the document is folded and you can see the was seal which is about 2 1/2” deep by 6” in diameter.

Folded vellum indenture

This is a picture of the indenture unfolded. All 4 were slightly bigger than A2 and the wax seal is attached to the bottom with a piece of cord.

In fact, the cord has been plated which looks so impressive.

indenture cord and seal
unfolded indenture

This one is my personal favourite it shows Queen Victoria on the throne.

What is an Indenture?

I wondered what an indenture was as I’d never heard of nor seen one.

An indenture is a legally binding bond or loan document in which two parties agree on a set of conditions and loan terms requiring the borrower to pay the lender a series of principal and interest payments over time.

Seal showing Queen Victoria on throne

Box framed indentures

Because these indentures have the deep wax seals the frames need to be boxed to have enough clearance so that the glass does not rest on the wax seal.

Box frame

Two boxed framed indentures

box framed indenture
Framed indenture

Gadsby’s framing services provide clients with a choice of finishes and looks for their pictures or artefacts. We offer advice and guidance on what will look best and be most effective but the final decision is the clients.

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