Custom Framing
Oliver Brothers Custom Framing       117 Elliott Street, Beverly, MA 01915  617.536.2323

liners + mats

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.


Picture Framing - Liner Fabrics

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.

Picture Framing with French Mats

French mats


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.

Englomise or reverse glass mat

 Black Glass Mat Example


Fabric Mat with Gilded Bevel Picture Framing

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