Mirror Glass

Mirrors come in a wide variety of colors and finishes, ranging from black to grey to bronze to silver to cobalt, etc. Finishes can be in satin, heavy antique, light antique, gold leaf, silver leaf, smoked, etc. Another variation on mirror glass is adding a bevel, which can be 3/4″ or 1″ or 2″, etc.

There are so many possibilities with mirror glass, and we haven’t even started on the frame yet. Come down to Paris Frameworks and see the ocean of possibilities for glass and frame options. Mirrors are a great way to expand a small space and be functional as well.

Welded Steel and Aluminum Frames

Here at Paris Frameworks, we offer a wide variety of frame options including welded steel and aluminum frames.

Pictured here is an example of a 3/4″ face hammered stainless steel frame on a Fonssagrives photograph we framed. With a strong image like this one, it’s best to keep the matting simple and add a strong frame to accommodate the style of the piece. Welded metal frames are often used on fine art photography because they add a finality and structure these pieces require.

Contemporary Gilding

We recently framed this beautiful abstract print with a contemporary gilded frame. Firstly, we chose an antique white mat board to compliment the warmth of the art paper. We gave it about 3-4″ with a slight drop at the bottom for gravity. Then we chose a very simple profile, clean and elegant in any finish: ½ Face x 1-1/2″ Depth. And lastly to add the cherry on top, we chose to make the finish a clean sharp moon gold. We decided on moon gold for the warmth of the tone, which fits this piece perfectly, but also to set it off: to make it special. This piece is going to be featured in a prominent place in the client’s home so it had to be a knockout.

Art Nouveau Framing

We framed this art nouveau print in a hand carved ½” thin gilded rounded profile with a braided rope detail in the corners.

Neo-classical framing

Pictured here is an equestrian photo with a contemporary and decorative French-style frame. This frame is normally much wider, but we scaled it down to about 1″ from the usual 3-4″. It’s also typically done in gold leaf but we finished this one in a painted matte antique white.

This is a good example of taking a classical style, changing a few key elements, and now it’s neo-classical.  This gives the piece a youthful air about it, which this piece needs, bringing it into the 21st Century.