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WHAT'S NEW AT METROPOLITAN

ORDERING MADE EASIER WITH OUR NEW MOBILE- FRIENDLY WEBSITE

We have incorporated customer suggestions, expanded photography, and applied the latest technology on our new website.

Our redesigned ordering section has larger images and step by step instructions on how to order custom frames.  Each step can be expanded to show all of your options (or collapsed when you have made your selection).

 

We've also added click-able "i" information symbols, red highlighted links, and calcultors to answer frequently asked questions.

As always, you can call customer service at 1-800-626-3139 and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

ordering steps

NEW WEBSITE Product Section

We have added additional photographs of our frames and detailed descriptions of when they are most commonly used to ensure that you select the best frame for your exhibiiton.

standard gallery frames
GALLERY FLOATING FRAMES FOR ART ON PAPER- PROFILE 101 Fine Art Frames with 1/2" spacer & 3/4" strainer fine art frames floating frames art on paper

The 101 profile is our most popular. It is used for matted presentations as well as  "float" presentations on mat board. These custom wood frames are designed to accommodate a 1/2" spacer and a 3/4" strainer. When combined with a strainer they can be used on very large pictures. All our gallery frames are available in 5 woods and 30 finishes.

NEW CUSTOMER Galleries

View our new galleries for inspiration.  We are featuring our customer's exhibitions and framing choices to give you ideas on how to frame your exhibits.

If you are having an exhibition, please contact customer service to find our what we need to feature your work on our website and blog.

John Bradford at Anna Zorina Gallery in New York City March 29 - May 5, 2018
John Bradford at Anna Zorina Gallery in New York City March 29 - May 5, 2018
"Publication of the Declaration" acrylic and oil on canvas, 48"x60"
124 maple clear finish
124 maple clear finish

"Publication of the Declaration" acrylic and oil on canvas, 48"x60"

NEW EXPANDED  FRAME SELECTION

With our new state of the art equipment we can now offer all of our profiles in all our woods. Since all of our frames are custom finished, you now have 1000's of choices to ensure your exhibition is beautifully presented. Click to see our complete wood and finish selection.

00 unfinished maple

Maple

00 unfinished cherry

Cherry

00 unfinished walnut

Walnut

Ash

Ash

Poplar

Poplar

custom gallery frames
Cherry floater frames

NEW WATER BASED FINISHES

Metropolitan is in the process of converting our finishes from lacquer-based to water-based. Most finishes will look the same with the exception of clear.  Although the two formulas appear similar when first applied, they will become noticeably different over time. Lacquer has a warmer tone and gradually yellows with age. Water-based retains clarity and maintains the wood's more natural unfinished look. Both types of clear finish are now available as options. They are equally durable and have the same satin sheen.

water based clear finish
water based clear finish
lacquer based clear finish
lacquer based clear finish