Framing Original Works of Art

Ensuring that Your Frame Enhances the Piece
By Rosenbaum Framing

 If you have ever had the opportunity to stroll through an art museum, you have probably noticed that the frames coordinate with the type of artwork they surround.  The frames, while not part of the original work, become an integral part of the display. Most of the time, especially with period artwork, the goal is to match the frame type to the type of artwork.  That is why museums frequently feature gilt frames around Renaissance-era portraits, while modern works may have frames with cleaner lines.  However, choosing a contrasting frame can also be a stylistic choice that enhances your art collection.  The beauty of having custom-framed works of art is that you get to choose how to display those works of art.

While your choice of frame can reflect your personal style and later be changed if you change your decor, it is important to recognize that your choice of framing company can have a lasting impact on your work of art. Artwork requires preservation, but the type of preservation desired depends on the medium used, the type of paper or canvas employed, the age of the artwork, and several other factors, such as the artwork’s value. The experienced framers at Rosenbaum Framing have been framing original artwork since 1979. Our clients include private collectors, artists, gallery owners and interior designers as well as museums, so we offer conservation-quality framing for preservation of original artwork with a range of materials such as acid-free archival matting and UV-protection glass and can also recommend the best materials for your project. In addition, your original artwork is stored in our secured, climate-controlled facility before and after being framed.

Uncertain about how you want a project to look?  It is not unusual for a client to be uncertain about what style of frame, color, and material will look best with a piece of art.  Many custom framers will look at the artwork, in isolation, and suggest a framing style that suits the piece of art.  However, we are happy to go the step beyond and help you find a frame that suits your personal style as well.  We are happy to look at photos of your display space and help you create a display that blends your personal style with the artwork.


Stacey Moss

Author: Stacey Moss

Stacey Moss is a trained artist who has been custom framing for more than 27 years. She excels at finding the perfect moulding to complement whatever is being framed, and she treats every piece she frames as though it were a priceless piece of fine art. If it's valuable to our client, it's valuable to her.