Liners and mats create a slight visual pause between the detail of the art and the intricacy of the carving. They provide a smooth transition between the frame and the artwork and contribute toward the polished overall impression of the framed artwork.
Liners and mats can be wrapped in five hundred and fifty choices of fabrics. In addition, we have many gold and natural wood liners. Our Museum quality mat boards are acid-free and lignin-free.
Our preservation framing methods and materials follow the guidelines set by the U.S. Library of Congress.
550 Fabric choices
French matting, an ancient technique using watercolor wash panels and ink lines around the perimeter of a matted piece, combined with watercolor, ink, tempera, marbled papers, gesso and gold leaf offers endless customized possibilities. All materials used are archival, and all work is done by hand.
French Mat Example, gilded period frame and Museum Glass
Eglomise mats, also known as ‘black glass gilding’ or ‘reverse glass mats’ are handcrafted by painting glass black on the reverse side. The glass mat is enhanced with gold leaf lines.
Black Glass Mat Example
Fabric Mat with Gilded Bevel and period reproduction frame- traditional American scoop
The watercolor was framed with wide gilded liner and protected with Museum Glass
Albert Namatjira (1902-1959)s Australian Aboriginal artists.
Private collection, Milton, MA
1″ gilded liner example with Italian Cassetta frame in Dutch finish
Naturalization document, wooden frame with gilded corner details and
museum mat with gilded bevel