James J Hill House, St. Paul, Minnesota
Master Framers was contracted to create frames for two portraits that hang at the James J Hill House in St. Paul MN. Using grainy photographs of one of the original frames Master Framers created new frames to fit into a very specific space along either side of the main staircase in this historic home. The challenge was creating a frame with a graceful arch that would follow the arch already built in the oak paneling. The finish is 22k gold and a stained panel on mahogany.
This portrait graces the wall on the opposite side of the main staircase from the portrait of James J. Hill. Again the challenge was creating a new frame based on a grainy photograph of the original frame on the original portrait of Mr. Hill. The finish is a combination of 22k gold and a stained panel on mahogany.
This view shows the detail in the existing woodwork at the Hill House, and how the new frame was made to follow that arch.
This view shows the opposite wall and the detail in the woodwork. The new frame was made to follow the graceful arch in the woodwork.