Before and After
At Master Framers, we have the ability to mill our own mouldings and create our own very custom frames to order. While we have over 300 different profile knives (shapes) to choose from, we often design new knives to use, based on drawings our customers bring to us, or from historical frames we have seen. This variety is what allows us to create special frames for your art. Our custom frames are built and finished one at a time, measured to fit precisely and to allow the proper depth for canvases or other special depth requirements. In addition, our staff can hand carve a frame or use a decorative corner or pattern from the collection of over 2000 composition molds that we own. We can also make our own molds by casting patterns from antique frames or by hand carving a design that we want to duplicate.
Our finish possibilities cover a wide spectrum as well, from natural woods, stains, paints, metal leaf and karat golds in white, yellow and hues in between. Each frame is toned to work with your artwork. Attention to detail is as important to us as it is to you.
This family piece was presented to us in its original 1950\'s painted wood frame that is too small by todays standards, and did nothing to showcase the art.
A larger gold frame that was toned and lightly distressed was selected as the new frame. The patterns and overall tone are much better suited for this painting than the original frame.
This painting by Edgar Payne was brought to us after we re-framed a Payne for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
A rather dated frame with a linen liner did little but distract the viewer from the painting. The focal point became the linen liner.
We chose a simple profile with a multi layered painted finish and a narrow gold liner as the replacement frame. The frame is no longer a distraction, but creates a visual package showcasing the painting.