I noticed these beautiful maple frames with contrasting splines in a gallery show in Chelsea, New York and started hunting for a good online source. Asked the gallery assistant, an art-advisor friend and even posted a question on my facebook page got pointed toward MetroFrame. I buy a lot of materials online, and was thrilled to find the metroframe.com site super organized, easy to order and meticulous in details. This wasn’t a one-size-fits-all discount type place, I can get subtle variations and never compromise on the size or depth that I want.
Was thrilled with the first order of six frames, I changed the contrasting spline to cherry rather than walnut for medium contrast. The spacers in matching maple are elegant and subtle, they go together easily and feel so perfect compared to cutting foamcore spacers. The whole frame assembled beautifully front and back, and give the work a sense of care and finish. Those first pieces shipped to an art fair and quickly sold, more went to another show, and all those sold, and then more to a gallery and again sold. I decided there was something important about matching the quality of the piece with the quality of the frame, even if collectors don’t know anything about presentation, the Metroframes have a presence that is irresistible.
Just placed an order of eight frames to experiment with white, walnut, ultra thin, frame within a frame, floating, and more. Am excited about working with Metroframe. Couldn’t be happier.
– Laurie Frick