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The Framer's Workshop - Custom & DIY Picture Framing,
Oversize Printing & Digital Restoration

2439 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 • (510)  849–4444
Hours: Mon - Sat: 10 - 6 Sun: Noon - 6

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Heritage Photography Framing

Protection, preservation, and elegant presentation of antique family photographs is one of our specialties at The Framer's Workshop. We will help you frame one photo or a whole family collection. We can assist in the coordination of a growing photo wall with antique-style frames and acid-free rag or fabric mats. No matter what style of framing you choose, we protect your photos from light damage with ultra-violet filtering glass and surround them with archival materials to resist acid damage. We invite you to bring us your treasured family heirlooms for the ultimate in design expertise and archival protection. Here are some examples of our work and design ideas to get you started. For more ideas see our Framing Examples Page.

Antique Photo Framing
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vintage brindThis photograph is entitled Vintage Bride, by Carolyn Whitaker. We chose this lovely photograph to frame in four distinctly different styles to capture the essence of antique photography framing. We hope the following four close-up examples inspire you to create your own Heritage Framing designs. Below the Vintage Bride photographs you will find more exquisite examples of our antique photography framing.
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Vintage Bride triple matted with champagne silk and mahogany mats and framed with an antique gold frame. Vintage Bride mounted on rag paper trimmed with a Victorian edge, floated on Pongee silk and matted with an 8 ply hand-wrapped raw silk. Vintage Bride mounted on specialty papers by the artist, and matted with oyster silk with a distressed gold fillet and antique style frame. Vintage Bride floated on specialty papers and tied with an organdy ribbon. by the artist. The photo was then mounted in a gold shadow box frame lined with velvet matting.
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Antique English photograph triple matted using Beige Flicker rice paper matting with a small taupe center mat. The delicate gold floral frame with a taupe underlay finishes the age-enhanced appearance of the piece. Theatrical photograph, 1955, artistically presented in a bronze tone antique frame, floated on 100% cotton rag paper cut with a Victorian edge and mounted on a Sonoma Suede raised platform surrounded with a textured Cream Flora mat border. Grandmother and Child antique English photograph matted with an oval mat cut from faux linen museum quality black core art board.
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Heritage Photo Walls. These walls display framed antique photographs from both sides of an Orinda, CA family. The photographs were framed differently to enhance their historical nature and individuality, yet they were designed as a group project so that they compliment each other. The walls flank a long hallway, and were hung so that the family could add to the framed collection over time.
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Antique English Photograph framed with a detailed silver frame and floated on white rag paper trimmed with a deckle edge resting on three layers of acid-free, lingin-free papers and die-cut shapes from Creative Memories. A grouping of family photos matted with silk and rag mats in desk frames with a pewter theme.

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