Framing an object
Often times people have objects that they would wish to display mounted on the wall as a piece of art. By framing an item in a deep frame, creating a shadow box, a three dimensional piece can be hung on the wall as if it were a picture or painting. Framing an object within a shadow box ensures that the piece remains clean and protected behind glass.
This Korean scroll has been inset within a 1 ¼ inch deep shadow box. The silky off-white tone of the back matting helps to brighten the details of the piece while emphasizing the deep olive and red shades. The antique silver gilding of the frame compliments the earthy tints within the piece while maintaining a sleek and contemporary effect. As this scroll is made of paper, it will now remain free of stains and tears while it is presented as a work of art.