french matting

French Matting

Pictured here is a Renior print, and we accentuated the piece with a French Matting design hand-painted and painstakingly executed.  The large gold band mimics the plate mark around the image as well as the fluted lines of the frame. This gilded frame contemporizes the piece while maintaining the historical integrity.  An acanthus leaf was added in each corner as a finishing touch, often done is period-framing.

On the right piece, a French mat can make an important piece museum ready.