FRAMES

Hand Carved Picture Frames

We are pleased to offer a line of solid wood, hand-carved picture or mirror frames. Our frames are hand-fabricated with full hidden tenons in the corners, of kiln-dried cedar or mahogany. They are rabbeted on the back to receive the artwork (rabbet sizes indicated below). Smaller frames have a hand-planed removable back of ¼” thick solid wood, with beveled edges in the antique style.

We can also provide a beveled glass mirror in 16 x 20″ size (oval or rectangular), turning the frame into a handsome antique-reproduction mirror.

Our standard finish is hand-rubbed shellac over natural wood, with an antiquing glaze to give contrast to the deeper carved areas. We also finish with an antiqued faux gold leaf. Standard sizes and pricing are listed on our Ordering page; but we are happy to make frames for our customers in custom sizes. We will copy any style of open source frame per your specifications.

In addition, we will copy any open-source frame or carving style at your request, working from the original, from close-up photos, or from detailed drawings. We will also adjust the design of any frame to fit any size or shape of your artwork, so that the corners match gracefully and the frame will keep its proportion and balance.

ROCOCCO FRAMES

Our Rococco Frame is richly hand-carved with a shell & flower motif. It is a wide, heavy frame suitable for a seascape or pastoral scene. It also makes a striking beveled glass mirror. This frame will add a rich, luxurious gleam to your home or office wall.


OAK & CHERRY OVAL FILIGREE FRAME

Our Oval Oak & Cherry Frame is a faithful reproduction of a century-old “Arts and Crafts” style frame. The intricate filigree leaf design is completely hand carved in solid mahogany. The opening size is approx. 6″ x 8″, suitable for a portrait, mirror, or mini-landscape.

The frame can be wall-hung, or, for free-standing table or dresser-top display, a pencil-sized stick fits into a socket on the frame’s back. This delicate frame will enrich any room’s decor.

Item Size
Oak & Cherry Oval Filigree  Frame 6″ x 8″ oval  (one size only)

OAKLEAF & ACORN FRAME

Our Oakleaf & Acorn Frame makes an especially handsome mirror; or can be used with any type of nature-based artwork. The nut & leaf pattern evokes the shade and sparkling sunlight of a deep forest. The acorn was also a staple food of some indigenous North American people, and is for some a sacred cultural motif. The frame is wholly hand fabricated of solid wood. We recommend the natural wood color finish.


ART DECO WITH LEAVES FRAME

Art Deco with Leaves Frame

Art Deco with Leaves Frame

This is a handsome hand-carved Art Deco  frame, suitable for almost any artwork. In the larger sizes, the corner carving appears proportionally smaller.


 ART DECO CONVEX FRAME


We offer multiple Art Deco frame styles including a convex frame with abstractly carved corners shown here. These frames are suitable for almost any artwork. There are many thousands of Art Deco and Art Nouveau designs that are suitable for hand-carved reproduction. Please send us a picture of any piece you would like to adapt or reproduce and we will be glad to consult.

Item Size
Art Deco Convex Frame 8 x 10″
Art Deco Convex Frame 11 x 14″
Art Deco Convex Frame 12 x 16″
Art Deco Convex Frame 16 x 20″

 ART DECO FRAME STYLES

All the Art Deco styles are available in either 3″, 3 1/2″, or 4″ width moldings


SIMPLE ROCOCCO FRAME

simplerococco

This frame has a very simple border & corners. The hand-carved concave surface shows the carving tool-marks. Finished with shellac over bare wood, and gold paint highlights on the border

There are many thousands of Art Deco and Art Nouveau designs that are suitable for hand-carved reproduction. Please send us a picture of any piece you would like to adapt or reproduce and we will be glad to consult.

Other sizes of frames are available on request. We have made frames as large as 6 x 8 feet with 10″ wide moldings. The frames can be supplied unfinished, stained dark and shellacked, or treated with a rubbed-off glaze over the shellac which gives an antique appearance. We also have an antiqued gold metal leaf finish (samples below):


OTHER FRAMES WE HAVE CARVED


 

In addition, we will copy any open-source frame or carving style at your request, working from the original, from close-up photos, or from detailed drawings. We will also adjust the design of any frame to fit any size or shape of your artwork, so that the corners match gracefully and the frame will keep its proportion and balance.

Standard Frame Sizes (rabbet sizes in inches)
8 x 10 11 x 14 12 x 16 16 x 20 18 x 24
20 x 24 22 x 28 24 x 30 24 x 36 30 x 36

 

Standard Beveled Mirror sizes: (we have only 16 x 20 rectangular and oval in stock)
16 x 20 16 x 24 18 x 24 20 x 24 20 x 30