Museum Quality Archival Framing
Our specialists are passionate about the care and display of art, photographs, works on paper, textiles, and sculpture. Framing and display options are designed to ensure the longevity of the pieces we frame through the use of archival mats, mounts, reversible mounting methods including handmade Asian tissue hinges. Also offered are a variety of UV filtering glazing and housing options to protect from environmental and exposure as well as fading.
Presenting a work of art in the right frame not only provides protection and ensures longevity of the piece, it should also compliment the work it houses. We collaborate with our clients choose framing with a thoughtful, aesthetically pleasing design. Provenance offers a limitless selection of frame styles from historically inspired ornamented designs to mid-century moulding, to profiles welded in raw steel. We offer aged and patinated finishes, to sleek, polished, minimal polished metal frames. Custom acrylic display cases, hand wrapped linen mats, stacked profiles and shadowboxes, each piece is given individual attention to achieve an optimal design.
In addition to hardwood profiles, closed corner gilded frames, and length moldings, we offer custom design, fabrication and finishing services to achieve truly unique presentations that our clients envision. Our artisans are skilled in wood carving, gilding, veneer matching and design, custom inlays, traditional and modern finishes, leather application, tooling, and they handle a number of materials, including bone, mother of pearl, shagreen, etc.
Our specialists are also available to visit collections to review their archival needs, interior design, and environmental exposures of areas of potential display to provide options for preservation, archival considerations, design and installation. Depending on the scope of the assessment, budgets and priorities for preservation and framing can be provided.