The decorative art of framing antique prints draws on many traditional and handcrafted techniques that have become as rare as the prints themselves. They offer the chance to showcase the myriad options and embellishments that can be implemented in a custom frame design. Exquisite and labor intensive french mats with hand-drawn ink lines, marbleized papers, gold leaf, painted panels, or, fabric covered mats, and decorative fillets showcase these hand-colored engravings and early lithographs superbly. These techniques draw on a framer’s design abilities as well as skills handed down from past artisans. They showcase the kind of traditional handcrafted framing that is a specialty at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery. The preservation aspect comes from the use of contemporary archival, museum quality materials that will ensure these pieces are kept in pristine condition for future generations.
If you see something you like, check with us for sale availability. If we don’t still have it in the shop, we may be able to recreate the design with something especially for you!