Historically Inspired

Fine Frames

Contemporary Design

12th Century — 21st Century Designs

With an atelier of woodworkers, gilders, artisans and fine framers, we create museum-quality custom picture frames for clients nationwide from our studio in Chicago.

We are one of the few remaining framers that still build, carve, lacquer, and gild historically inspired picture frames using traditional, centuries-old techniques.

This is a sampling from the vast selection of samples on view in our showroom that can each be further customized. From Old Master, Victorian, to Mid-Century or contemporary artwork from today, we can design and fabricate the right perfect frame for your masterpiece.

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Framing Articles

There is a lot that goes into the design and fabrication of an archival custom frame. Whether a minimal TIG welded aluminum frameacrylic vitrine, or a custom carved wood, 22k gilded antique revival frame, each design can have a variety of approaches and materials.

Topics are written to help familiarize our clients with the materials and techniques that are recommended for fine framing.

Click Here to Review Helpful Information about Finished Corner Frames, Gilding, Welded Frames, Specialty Glass and AcrylicArchival and Museum Quality Framing.

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Types of Custom Picture Frames

Our experts hand make a variety of custom picture frames including hand-carved ornate frames,  contemporary lacquer picture frames, and 22k gilded frames, to mention a few!  There are a lot of considerations that go into the selection of a proper frame.  With over 3,000 options available in our Chicago showroom, along with further options for customization, we can create the best frame for your piece.

Click here to read more about the different frames that we provide.


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Main Location

840 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60642

Mon-Fri:  9am - 5:30pm
Sat:  10am-4pm
Sun:  Closed

Complimentary parking is available in the loading zone in front of the building

We can also serve you by appointment at our other locations in the Chicagoland area.

Additional Locations

Highland Park  •  Lake Forest  •  Lincoln Park  •  Arlington Heights  •  Nashville, TN

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