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Featured Framing Project - Mexico and Cusco

By Roswitha on Jun 8, 2017 at 4:09 pm

We framed these views showing Mexico City, Mexico and Cusco, Peru, for a client who wanted to achieve a traditional, elegant look. The 22kt gilded frame and fillet show subtle hints of the red clay base, which was chosen to highlight the rusty reds of the rooftops and buildings.  To add color we selected a slate-colored fabric, giving depth to the mountains in the distance. The effect is dramatic without being overpowering.

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The Antiquarium Custom Framing Partner Profile Of The Week

By Katie on Jun 6, 2017 at 11:55 am

The Antiquarium worked with AMCI to create this one-of-a-kind handmade frame. Corner detail shows the biscuit joint of the cherry antique stained frame wrapped around a smaller frame. Frame materials and colors were selected to highlight the ship's masts and the oranges and rusts throughout this vintage poster from the Golden Age of Travel.  

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Featured Framing Project - Boldini

By Roswitha on May 26, 2017 at 3:27 pm

This framing treatment was designed to allow both sides of the illustration to be enjoyed. The handmade, 22kt gold frame is two-sided so that each frame complements the artwork shown and contains a slot so that the entire framing package can be removed to accommodate the client's request.

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Reddish Heron Watercolor by J.J. Audubon

By Katie on Apr 11, 2017 at 10:42 am

The Reddish Heron or Reddish Egret is native to the Gulf Coast, Texas and Florida. It has been noted to  have two color different color morphs starting at birth, a darker red or white and remain so for their life.

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Pelican Watercolor by J.J. Audubon

By Katie on Jan 20, 2017 at 4:08 pm

John James Audubon is well known for his work The Birds of America published from 1827 to 1838. During his expedition along the Mississippi River, he studied, documented, and illustrated a total of 471 birds. Audubon's works were later printed in a collection the Fifty Best by the New York Historical Society and in later years, the Watercolors.

Printed with archival pigments on 100% rag watercolor paper, these prints directly capture the Audubon’s hand. Each image is individually sized to match the exact dimensions of the original painting. This is an actual-size first edition printing of the watercolors and will assume an important position among the collectible editions of Audubon’s work.

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The Antiquarium Custom Framing Partner Profile Of The Week

By Katie on Dec 1, 2016 at 4:38 pm

The Antiquarium Custom Framing Partner Profile of the Week.
 
The Antiquarium is proud to feature frames by House of Mercier. Hand wrapped leather of fine Peruvian materials and craftsmanship distinguish these handmade frames.

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Celebrate Summer with Bright Botanicals!

By Katie on Jul 14, 2016 at 1:35 pm

As we approach the height of summer, what better way to embrace the sun than to purchase a vividly hand-colored and custom framed botanical! Each piece is individually designed and archivally framed by our expert team of artisans. Benjamin Maund (1790-1863), the engraver of the lovely prints below, published the Botanic Garden journal starting in 1825 from Worcestershire, England. In a total of 13 volumes, Maund delicately depicted the flowering plants growing in the Royal Gardens. He dedicated the journal to the young Queen Victoria.

To explore more of our extensive collection of antique prints, or to purchase any of the pieces below, we invite you to visit our gallery on Upper Kirby, shop online, or give us a call at 713-622-7531!

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