We are a studio and resource for fine gilded and wood antique frames in American and European designs. Over 5,000 framing projects have been accomplished, including hand-carved and gilded replicas of lost original frames for collectors and institutions. Our customers include museums, private collectors, architects, interior designers, and other interested individuals.
We can make frames to your exact specifications. Our experienced carvers, gilders, and cabinetmakers can replicate high-quality frames of various eras and finishes, from ultra-modern minimalist to elaborate Baroque. We have complete control over production and can modify all aspects of our models.
Our antique reproduction frames are made in the same manner as the original antique frames. No frame design is produced in bulk; each frame is handcrafted one at a time with great attention and craftsmanship. Carved frames and those with applied embellishment are all painstakingly crafted before being gilded and patinated to simulate the effects of antiquity. Consequently, the frame has the charm and elegance of an old frame.
The process includes planning and spindle molding the carcass; hand carving of beading; application of gesso, then fixing of set inner leaf and outer guilloche ornaments: application of yellow followed by red bole; gilding with gold or silver leaf; burnishing, toning, and patinating to match the original.
Carved Mirror Frames
Wooden mirrors are ideal accent pieces for adding a layer of warmth to your home's interior design. They're as helpful as any other furniture item in any guest room, bathroom, living room, bedroom, entry corridors, or any part of a home. To give attractiveness to the space, hang a wall mount big mirror framed in elaborately crafted skillful artistry in the entry passage or corridor. Mirror frames are also put on the wall opposite the dining table to make the area seem more significant, as well as on the wall opposite the bed headboard in the bedroom.
Mirrors bring drama and personality to a room. They also provide a regal touch to your property. Depending on the needs and desires, one may choose a wall mount mirror, a floor standing mirror, or a short or tall mirror. Generally, a floor-standing mirror doubles as a cloth stand and looks fantastic while also being utilitarian. Mirrors are indispensable to everyone's existence, everyday routine, and ritual. Mirror frames of solid wood and metal are of excellent quality and have a premium finish.
Our wooden mirror frames are crafted of excellent-grade wood and polished to a high standard. The Frames may be modified according to your specifications. You may have a large one for your bedroom and a smaller one for your living room, or you can get other forms, such as square, round, or hexagon mirrors. All items may be polished to your specifications, with size and finish complementing your space. These frames are expertly crafted by our artisans and will endure for generations.
Museums often purchase high-quality frames that take from weeks to months to complete.
Many artworks are framed in museum-style frames. A considerable number of museum art frames have been destroyed as a result of wars and economic calamities. They have also been misplaced or stolen. As a result, museums need framers like us.
Furthermore, frames were traditionally regarded as a complimentary component of the artwork. However, in recent years, antique dealers have begun to sell them separately from their paintings. This method heightened the confusion associated with masterpieces without frames. As a result, many artworks remain unframed. As a result of this scarcity, antique frames have grown in importance in the world of antiques and collecting. Museums and collectors work hard to choose appropriate and cohesive frames for their artworks. Furthermore, adapting actual museum art frames to paintings is a difficult task. In truth, the size was nearly never correct.
Our frames are less costly than other museum frame suppliers yet durable.
Frames for Artists
We can create original frame designs for our artist clients.
Frames serve as ornamental borders, supports, and painting protection. They draw attention to and even reflect light on the contained paintings. Frames isolate images from their surroundings and contribute to the overall period style of house decor. In terms of monetary worth, the purchase of the frame adds to the value of the picture. Artists have regularly created frames, either producing them or commissioning them from other artisans.
We are often asked to produce fresh bespoke frame designs or to replicate vintage frames. We handcraft frames utilizing the same methods, techniques, and materials used centuries ago. In our ateliers, intricate carving, exquisite sgraffito, and finely patinated gilding are all done to order. Our work blends traditional quality artistry with innovative frame methods.
Our skilled artisans are ready to create a frame that enhances the essence and integrity of your artwork, matches its subject matter and composition, and ensures its lifespan. From ornately crafted antique pieces to streamlined modern designs, there is something for everyone. These handmade art pieces provide the most comprehensive range of replica frames.
Custom Wooden Carving Crafts
Aside from carved frames, we also carve replicas of old items and many other projects involving the use of wood.