The Art of Framing: Napoleon Autographs

Many of our clients choose to have us help frame their historical documents. One such recent project involved a historical document signed by Napoleon Bonaparte, a very good letter, which the new owner wanted to frame with an image of Napoleon. We supplied this image.

There are several elements to a frame, and this project illustrates them well.  The framer recommended that both the reproduced painting of Napoleon and the letter have their own golden frames within a frame.  The letter was floated, meaning it rises completely above the matting behind it.  The matting is a dark burgundy, which lends gravity and contrast to the letter, and it has a cloth appearance, which gives it texture.  The frame itself is beaded and gold.  The product is beautiful and matches the document it safely houses.

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