Since its birth, our workshop has provided Museum Picture Frames for the most important museums around the world. Among them, there are: Staatliche Museen (Gemäldegalerie) and Metropilitan Museum. Over the course of a century, we have dealt with very important works. Among the most remarkable painters we have framed, there are: Leonardo, Raffaello and Michelangelo. Museums generally commission high-quality frames, which require many hours of work. So the final product is practically identical to the authentic antique picture frames.
There are many important artworks framed with reproductions of Museum Picture Frames. Because of wars and economic disasters, many museum picture frames have been destroyed. Historically the frame has always been considered a complementary part of the painting. So it is only in recent times that it has achieved considerable importance for antiques and collecting. As a result, many old master paintings are frameless. Therefore this is the main reason why since 1905 we have been collaborating with the major museums of the world.
First of all buying authentic Museum Frames and cut them to fit it to paintings is not a good idea. There are some models of frames that are easy to fit because they do not contain carvings. Therefore it becomes easy to cut them and put them back together. The worked and particularly baroque frames are difficult to cut. So we strongly advise against ruining an ancient frame to adapt it to an old painting.
In conclusion, our best advice is to buy a fine reproduction frame for your painting. SELECT your favorite model and go for it!
Our greatest experience is being able to reproduce our Museum Picture Frames in any specific measurements. Since we are totally in charge of the production of our frames, we can customize our models in all their parts. Consequently, we can follow the advice of customers. For a level of cost proportionate to the work to be done, it is advisable to rely on our experience. However, we remain available to the customer for any changes, both at the level of the ornamentation as at the level of the frame profile.
In our site, you will find two main categories: expensive frames and affordable frames. Seems like our expensive frames are the same than Museum Frames. In general yes, museums have the financial resources to order expensive frames. However, in many cases, they have also ordered affordable frames. Our affordable frames are not, in fact, a second level product, but simply they need fewer hours of work to be realized.