There are over 1000 frame samples from which to choose; from ornate gold and silver to weathered drift wood. Three major suppliers deliver weekly to minimize turn around time. I also utilize several smaller suppliers for specialty frames and the more unusual. And for those who like poster/ metal frames, there is a complete line of Nielsen Metal Frames including the OEM line in most every color imaginable. I also have an extensive line of fillets. And for the artist, check out my ready mades.
Frames are priced by the supplier and based on size. I can measure your artwork and give you an exact price quote at the design table. If you wish I can compare costs or steer you toward a less expensive frame.
Ready mades are usually available in standard sizes; 8x10, 11x14 and 16x20. Sometimes they are a by-product of mis-ordering or over ordering and sometimes they are specifically selected for style or economy. Some ready mades are pre-fitted with backing boards, mats and glass for the water color artist or photographer. I have an assortment of plein air frames. Occasionally when I have the time and extra frame stock I make up ready mades to put out for sale at reasonable prices. Check them out!
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All mats are acid free. I do not keep any paper mats in stock as I do not want to have them mixed in with the acid free mats. I carry Peterboro, Crescent and Bainbridge matboards.
Standard (non-specialty) mats. All are acid free.
Standard (non-specialty) mats...acid free.....!5.00 per mat
Specialty mats may be color core, solid mats, metallic or specialty surface mats.
Standard mat size is 32"x40". Any larger project with one or more dimension over this size that requires an over sized mat 40"x60" will bge charged accordingly.
-A mat creates space/separation around the art work.
-The right mat can enhance the art.
-A mat allows proper centering of the art work.
-A mat covers and protects archival hinging/attachment of the art work.
-A mat keeps the glazing off of the art.
-A mat provides airspace so condensation can harmlessly evaporate as the glass temperature reaches air temperature.
-Matting can be used to tie pieces in a grouping together.
-A mat, selected for color, can bring one's eye to a specific spot in the artwork.