As most of us know a family heirloom doesn’t have to be worth millions of dollars to be valuable. Such is the case with this antique plate.
When a husband and wife walked through the door late on a Saturday afternoon we knew they were holding an important package. As being a second generation family business ourselves and after being in the framing business for decades, you get a feel for the importance an item has to a family. They had 3 plates wrapped in towels and were handling them very carefully. After unwrapping them, we learned that one of the plates belonged to the wife’s mother and although there wasn’t much monetary value, it was extremely important to the family.
As it turns out, the wife’s sister was at an antique store and came across 2 others that were an exact match, just different colors. Without any hesitation, she purchased them and created a set. They wanted them framed in a way that would show guests to their home how special they are to them.
Here are the three plates that we, at Stu-Art Supplies, custom framed and matted (click on each image to make them bigger):
Custom Framing the plates
The frame used was Larson Juhl profile 663181 in cherry with a 2 ¼ depth and the mat used is a museum quality Artique A4204 Oyster. We cut a circular opening in the mat and used several sheets of foam core to build up to create the floating look. For more information about Archival & Museum Matting please click here.
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Stu-Art Supplies has been serving the art community for more than 50 years. We are a second generation family business which strives to provide our customers quality products at the most reasonable prices. Our manufacturing facility is located in Baldwin, NY and we have been shipping our products throughout the US and Canada since 1965. Our business was developed to help both professional and amateur artists, photographers, students & hobbyists mat and frame their artwork themselves thereby saving them the cost of having to get their mats and frames from a custom frame shop or struggle with the difficulty and frustration of trying to cut their own mats. Our product line offers artists, photographers and art & craft hobbyists a way to frame, mat and display their artwork in an aesthetically pleasing manner at the lowest possible cost. Stu-Art Supplies is owned and operated by Lisa Hubley and Andrew Ray.
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