Metal is a relatively new alternative in picture framing. The first metal frames appeared in New York City in the 1950’s at the Modern Museum of Art, and were crafted by wrapping a metal outer layer over a wood core. Since the 1950’s metal frame design has not changed much, however remains as effective as ever. Today’s metal frames continue to add richness and dimension to the artwork they surround.
Welded steel custom frames
For some artworks, metal can be used to brilliantly complement and enrich without overpowering the image. At Oliver Brothers, our metal moldings are made primarily of welded steel, real copper, bronze, nickel, zinc and iron. Custom frames are available in a variety of colors as well as styles. Re-claimed metal frames are also an interesting option, as well as environmentally sound.
Metal custom frames come in many colors
Re-claimed siding- metal custom frames
“Little Red Riding Hood” by Dorien Plaat (Dutch), welded steel frame and
hand wrapped faux leather mat
Metal frame, reclaimed metal siding