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Featured Framing Project: Art Nouveau for a Collage

By Katie on Aug 2, 2017 at 10:58 am

Art Nouveau arose during the late 1880s and really began to take shape during the 1900s in Europe.  Artists took inspiration from the plant forms they saw in nature and would then flatten and abstract them into elegant, organic motifs. As the world was moving out of the Industrial Revolution, and machine made products, many artists were seeking to hold on to the hand-made quality of art, seeking beauty in the pieces around us.

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Featured Framing Project: Texas, Arbuckle

By Katie on Jul 17, 2017 at 3:10 pm

What better way to honor the Lone Star State than with a star frame!

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Featured Framing Project - 25th Anniversary is Silver

By Katie on Jul 7, 2017 at 10:51 am

Our staff truly enjoyed creating this entirely custom framed work to commemorate a 25th wedding anniversary.

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The Antiquarium Custom Framing Partner Profile Of The Week: Wesley Allen Framemakers

By Katie on Jun 28, 2017 at 4:05 pm

Wesley Allen is a family owned and operated company for over 25 years. They have a range of modern and antique moulding styles to truly showcase the beautiful variety of different woods they work with. 

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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: AMCI / Regence

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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