Fine older works of art are best enhanced with antique or vintage picture frames having a mellow patina acquired only with the passage of time.
Contemporary strip mall frame shops are unable to offer moldings that truly replicate those actually used in the past. The mass produced moldings they offer approach the grotesque in their attempt to resemble genuine period examples. Further, mass produced frames having carved or composition ornament, join at the corners with a jarring break in the design pattern. And with rare exception, all have glaringly new or faux antiqued finishes which create an aesthetic conflict with the artwork of any period. Even the work of todays finest craftsmen who can replicate a period frame with great accuracy (and at considerable expense), fails to have that one essential element for the true connoisseur, patina.
My mission is not just to sell frames, but to frame your artwork with a view to the best possible presentation.
With an ever increasing inventory of over two thousand frames, all sizes, styles and period, there is a good chance the frame you want can be found. I can not guarantee we will have exactly what you want, but may have what you need. At any rate, check with us first before resorting to expensive manufactured or custom made frames.
FRAMING ARTWORK WITH THE REAL ARTICLE IS MY PASSION