Let our experienced staff help you choose the right framing for your art. We can provide you with many framing options and styles guaranteed to suit any decor. We feature complete conservation framing and top quality materials to ensure that your art will always look as good as the day you framed it. Our insight and creativity is backed by a professional staff of picture framers, with over 75 years of framing experience.
- The largest selections of picture frame mouldings in the DC Metro area
- Certified Picture Framers on Staff
- Conservation framing methods and procedures
- Hand painted and specialty cut mat designs
- Framing of unusual items
- Framing of wall sized art
- Specialty shadowbox framing
- Custom Mirrors
- Expert presentation displays
Custom Framing Services:
We've framed such unique items as: Hockey sticks, jerseys and other sports memorabilia, animal pelts, antique jewelry, doilies, a loaf of bread, a Native American Indian headdress, guitars and other various musical instruments, mask collections, kimonos, silverware, Monopoly boards, puzzles, dolls, aquariums, taxidermied items, wedding bouquets, christening gowns, wedding veils, collectible plates, sea shells... we can frame anything!
- Chinese Horse Figure
Title: Chinese Horse Figure Description: This horse figure is attached by carefully sinking the hooves into the matting base. Multi-colored matting and a complementary fillet accentuate the figure nicely.
- Broach Display
Title: Broach Display Description: You don't have to permanently seal away your treasures! Two frames with hinges and a decorative latch enable our client to take out this broach whenever she wishes to wear it.
- Arrowheads and Axes
Title: Arrowheads and Axes Description: These items were attached by sewing them down to a fabric covered matboard with jute cords. It adds a flair to the framing, and allows us to avoid using glues that could damage artwork in the long run.
- Kitchen Items
Title: Kitchen Items Description: This assortment of old family kitchen items makes for an interesting keepsake. Paper items were hinged into place, dimensional items were sewn down with clear thread. A double frame with a stainless steel color helps create a "retro" look.
- Hockey Jersey
Title: Hockey Jersey Description: Autographed sports jerseys are always a popular item to frame. We often fold sleeves "just so" to show off numbers or patches.
- Dancer "Paper" Dolls
Title: Dancer "Paper" Dolls Description: We did not want a boring, flat display. Two separate rows of dolls allows us to stagger the images and create some depth. Museum glass offers maximum clarity.
- Matchbox Cars - Dukes of Hazzard
Title: Matchbox Cars - Dukes of Hazzard Description: Let your imagination run wild! Don't settle for the basics. Using a photo for the backdrop, we built the scene using matboards and hobby store greenery. A denim mats completes the scene. Looks like those Duke boys outwitted the Sheriff again!
- Four Photo Collage Frames - Extra Large
Title: Four Photo Collage Frames - Extra Large Description: This job required special oversize plexiglass and matboards. The photos were mounted to the matting, and small decorative photo corners were added to give the illusion of a giant photo album. The four panels combined are bigger than our framing counter!
- Magazine Article for Set Designer
Title: Magazine Article for Set Designer Description: Lights, camera, action! Using matboard, we fashioned miniature replicas of some of the sets used for a Milwaukee based performace of "Seussical the Musical". Working lights (with a battery pack) were used to set the stage for the magazine article.
- Autographed Guitar
Title: Autographed Guitar Description: In this instance, a simple design was used to complement the room decor. Special brackets designed especially for guitars were used to hold the instrument in place.
- Tribute - Newspaper articles and photos
Title: Tribute - Newspaper articles and photos Description: A multiple opening mat with a balanced layout was cut for all of the pieces. A gold french mat line helps tie the articles and photographs together. We also added a hand painted celtic knot design to create this special tribute framing.
- California Raisins Figurines
Title: California Raisins Figurines Description: We heard it through the grapevine... Christmas wreath lights (with a battery pack) were used for stage lighting. Curtains were fashioned from the same fabric used for wrapping the matboard. A mirror as a backdrop allows a 360 view of the figures.
- Baseball Jersey, Bat and Photo
Title: Baseball Jersey, Bat and Photo Description: You don't have to frame a jersey by itself! Add photos, tickets, magazines and other items to add a personal touch to your framing.
- Scottish Kilt and Photo
Title: Scottish Kilt and Photo Description: When adding photos to shadowbox framing, we can create mini-frames out of decorative fillets. The photo is of the client's grandfather wearing this very same kilt. Now that's an heirloom!
- Plexibox Display Case
Title: Plexibox Display Case Description: We can special order plexibox cases made to your specifications. Shown here, picture frame moulding was used to make a decorative base.
- Dagger and Sheath
Title: Dagger and Sheath Description: A double frame can add a twist to your framing design. Wire was used to hold both the dagger and the sheath in place.
- Sewing Memorabilia
Title: Sewing Memorabilia Description: This collection of old sewing memoribilia incorporates just about every framing technique available! We custom design each shadowbox to make sure your treasures will continue to look as good as the day you framed them.
- Spiderman Drawing
Title: Spiderman Drawing Description: We offer a wide variety of unique frames. This web-like frame was coupled with some creative glass etching to showcase your friendly neighborhood Spiderman!
- Divine Poster
Title: Divine Poster Description: French mat treatments and hand painted lines add a special design element to your framing. We can also create custom painted designs. It's not every day that we get asked to paint a hot-pink brassier, but this one turned out simply divine!
- Photo "Billboard" - Retirement Gift
Title: Photo "Billboard" - Retirement Gift Description: Sometimes we receive items that are in less than pristine condition. This piece had digital restoration work done. The "billboard" was recreated with matboards to make the original sign look as good as new.
- International Postage Stamps (Van Gogh Images)
Title: International Postage Stamps (Van Gogh Images) Description: Different layers of matting and fillets can make a dramatic statement. These stamps have a layer of matboard underneath them to lift them up and make them look like they are floating. The frame has a Van Gogh-like design which complements the stamps.
- Collectible Postage Stamps (The Muppets)
Title: Collectible Postage Stamps (The Muppets) Description: Metal frames have come a long way - there are many new colors and styles to choose from. A glass etching technique has been used to make a decorative line as well as a small Kermit the Frog.
- Art Installation - Installing Framed Mirrors
Title: Art Installation - Installing Framed Mirrors Description: Deliveries and Installations are our specialty! This artwork was created by framing multi-colored mirrors with different angles and heights. Put together it makes for an eye-catching display.
- Art Installation - Framed Mirrors - Final product
Title: Art Installation - Framed Mirrors - Final product Description: This is the finished installation of the framed mirror project. If you have a unique space or a need for special artwork, give us a call to see what we can do for you!
- Teddy Bear and "Welcome Baby" Letter
Title: Teddy Bear and "Welcome Baby" Letter Description: Letters, envelopes and photos are great add-ons for shadowbox designs. Here, a matching fillet was used as a mini-frame to display the letter next to "Teddy".
- Baby Outfit
Title: Baby Outfit Description: This little 2 piece outfit was sewn down to a silk wrapped matting. Instead of simply tying a bow, the ribbons were artfully arranged and stitched into place.
- Bowling Shirt, Lapel Pins and Trophy
Title: Bowling Shirt, Lapel Pins and Trophy Description: There's creativity to spare with this design. Floor tiles were cut and fit together to simulate a bowling lane backing. High scores decorate the sides for an added touch. The glass is etched with a "STRIKE!" graphic to complete the look.
- Sewing Items
Title: Sewing Items Description: You never know where you'll find inspiration. The original bill of sales and various items were found with the purchase of an antique sewing machine. They create a unique display instead of sitting in a box.
- Japanese Fire Fighting Mask
Title: Japanese Fire Fighting Mask Description: This framing display was created with a hinged front so the item is accessable. A hidden magnetic catch keeps the lid closed when not in use. Hooks and catches were strategically sewn into place so the mask can be easily taken out and replaced.
- Specialty Frame - Mirror and Silk
Title: Specialty Frame - Mirror and Silk Description: This special MDF frame design features fabric wrapped corners and has a circular mirror in the center. We can custom design MDF frames in many shapes and styles. Call us today and ask us how we can design one for especially for you!
- Painting on Silk
Title: Painting on Silk Description: Matting doesn't have to conform to the basic square cut. Because of some damage to the top of the silk, this mat was hand cut to follow the shape of the fish. The special cut and the texture on the matting takes this framing design up an extra level.
- Broaches and Pins
Title: Broaches and Pins Description: Where do you start? Framing designs can be simple or elaborate. We can assist you in creating the right look and feel for your shadowbox project. This jewelry is elegantly framed, showcasing the pins and broaches.
- Service Memorabilia
Title: Service Memorabilia Description: This shadowbox is a creative mix of documents, photos and three dimensional items. This design includes dogtags, a knife, a silver ring, a pocket watch, service papers and rationing cards.
- Seashells and starfish
Title: Seashells and starfish Description: Multiple layers of glass add depth to this design, making this collection of seashells and starfish appear to be floating.
- Computer Disc Samples
Title: Computer Disc Samples Description: Let your shadowbox can make a statement! The different types of computer discs focus in on the advances of technology over the years.
- Snowflake Christmas Ornaments
Title: Snowflake Christmas Ornaments Description: Silk and suede mats with a decorative cut add some style to these simple holiday ornaments. The snowflakes are raised up at different heights to add a layered look.
- Reindeer Ornament
Title: Reindeer Ornament Description: A single item can be exquisitely displayed with the right framing design. Ask us to design a special custom framing package for you!
- Dog Portrait Prints
Title: Dog Portrait Prints Description: Surround yourself with the kind of art that makes you smile! Our client took an unusual approach to her decor by using classically styled frames on whimsical dog portraits. Doggone it, they're fun!
- Fireman's Coat
Title: Fireman's Coat Description: Measuring in at 53 x 36 inches, this is one of the larger shadowboxes we've done in a while. This fireman's coat was framed as a retirement gift.
- Baby Sweater and Photo
Title: Baby Sweater and Photo Description: This sweet combination of a photo and baby sweater creates a way to display a treasured memory for years to come.
- Decorative Dagger with Sheath
Title: Decorative Dagger with Sheath Description: Your frame choice is important. Picking framing that relates to the item will enhance the overall look.
- Formal Dress Uniform
Title: Formal Dress Uniform Description: This formal dress uniform was framed with a clean, cherrywood frame and matching fillet. The dark blue suede matting creates a nice contrast to the white jacket.
- Violin Shadowbox with hinges
Title: Violin Shadowbox with hinges Description: Hinged shadowboxes are a great way to put your treasures out for display, and still have them protected. Small brass hooks hold the violin and bow in place when the instrument is not in use.
- Antique Gun
Title: Antique Gun Description: Brass plates are great ways to display information about your shadowboxed items. They can be custom made to fit any design. Many plates list names, locations and dates.
- Tribal Mask
Title: Tribal Mask Description: Choose framing that complements your piece! This tribal mask made out of a turtle shell, small seashells and feathers stands out with multi-layered fabric mats and a frame that has a foreign flair.
- U.S. Navy Shadowbox
Title: U.S. Navy Shadowbox Description: Collection ofcretired Commander of the U.S. Navy. The wooden frame face hinges open so the sword can be removed for handling. Reverse fillets around photographs.
Don't see the framing design you are looking for? Call either location for assistance from Broadway Gallery's professionally trained staff.