Picture Framing

Our history in the custom framing business began in Georgetown, Washington DC in the summer of 1979.  Though we no longer have a location there we took many lessons in quality framing and design from the opportunities presented to us over 27 years in this international city.  We now bring that design and execution expertise to our shops in Richmond and Charlottesville VA.

We have an extensive collection of frames (our corner samples are not just for looks, we actually own quantity of every frame) that over the years have proved to be design winners.  There are frame options for every budget requirement, from 22K genuine gold leaf for fine collector art to economical metal strip frames for an inexpensive poster. We enjoy framing the vintage art showcased in our stores but we can handle any project you might have.   We stand by our reputation for value in quality, reasonable prices and quick service.  Stop by and see for yourself.

List of Special Services:

Oversize - We are very comfortable working at sizes up to 4' x 8' and carry in stock materials to accommodate large works of art. We also have a full woodworking shop for custom frames configured to your specifications at almost any size.

Specialty Matting - We hand wrap, on acid free matboard, over 60 different silks, linens and suede fabrics and offer  French matting, watercolor panels and linework and painted bevels.  Stock mat filets as well as custom made filets are also available.

Hand Made Frames - We offer custom painted finishes and finished corner frames in genuine and metallic leaf.  We also produce over 30 custom profiles of our own design that can be milled on hardwoods of your choice and finished to your specification.

Full Museum Quality - When your art deserves the best, rest assured that we have the proper materials on hand and are skilled at applying them, from museum quality matboard and backers to ultra violet filtering glazings.