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Featured Samples

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We are currently offering a variety of samples to our customers. If you see any samples from the selection below or samples from our online catalog you would like in your shop, please contact us. These are a few of our featured samples:

Sample 5217 is constructed with our very popular 757A&B moulding and is accented with our shell compo. The undercoat is black and the leaf is a combination of brass and tarnished brass. The contrast between the tarnished brass and the traditional brass creates a striking appearance that has become one of our most requested finishes.
Sample 5311 showcases our deco carve on our 57-21/8 moulding. The corners are rounded. This sample is leafed with a special brass that is a little more rich in color than our traditional brass and it culminates with our most popular finish: finish 16.
Sample 5207 highlights one of our wider mouldings. It is hand carved on the lip and back of the frame by one of our artisans. It features compo 770 and 353. It has a red undercoat and is slightly distressed.
Our last featured sample is a brand new finish that we are very excited about. It is Sample 5457 and it is on L15-4 moulding. It is accentuated with our 1050 compo. This sample is leafed with brass and is heavily distressed. The distressing has given this sample a dramatic and striking appearance that we think our customers will really enjoy.
Go to Frames By Edward Wright for more information on these samples!

by Brooks Ann

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Much of our business at Frames by Edward Wright comes from local art collectors who want to frame their special collections in unique heirloom quality frames.  Often after a collector orders a frame from us, they are so happy with the results that they come back to us again when they add more art to their collections.

Once a customer starts to trust us with customizing, the true collaboration begins.  Recently, I got an order from one of our retailers who works with a collector that I've customized a few frames for in the past.  He had recently purchased this painting by an up and coming artist while travelling in Paris.  He was thrilled with the frames that we had customized for him in the past and was happy to order a one-of-a-kind Frames By Edward Wright frame for his new work of art.

Our customer consulted with the collector and he chose a few of our samples as inspiration guides for finishes and carves that he liked.  He liked the uniqueness of the finish 233 on our sample #4713.

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This distressed sample features 12K gold with a combed panel.  He requested that the undercoat be changed from black to red.

He told our customer that he wanted a 4-inch custom corner carve.  The carve sample that he was drawn to was the leaf carve on our sample #5159.


With the painting in his possession, our retailer made an appointment to come by our workshop to consult directly with me for this unique order.  I was told that the collector loved the frames I had made for him in the past and that he trusted me to use my expert opinion to create a frame perfect for this piece. 

I was happy to accept the challenge.

I must admit that I was a little confused as to his sample choices for this particular work of art.  Finish 233 is mostly colored with bright yellow clay with raw sienna casein.  The piece didn't really have yellow or raw sienna tones in it at all.

The carve inspiration was also a bit perplexing.  The painting is a very industrial scene, yet the carve features very graceful leaves. 

I decided that since he said that he trusted me, I would use my expert opinion to make some custom changes that will really make the painting shine.

The frame was to be crafted from our SS molding.  I came up with a brand new carve for this molding keeping the painting and the leaf inspiration in mind.  I created a very regular and industrial looking version of a leaf carve to highlight the angular streets, buildings and windows.

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For the finish, I used the requested red undercoat with 12K gold.  Yet, I changed the raw sienna casein to a custom tan with a hint of purple to bring out the colors of the streets and buildings.  The combing lightly revealed the original yellow underneath.  It was finished with a custom dust color also hand-mixed from colors within the piece.

ba final photo.JPGThe customer loved it and was happy that he trusted me to create this special frame!

Frames by Edward Wright has recently added new samples to our line of handcrafted picture frames.

Sample 5447, shown above, uses 3 inch wide moulding and compo 3703f in the rounded corners. The finish features crushed brass, aluminum and copper leaf over a black undercoat. The use of common metal leaf makes this elegant frame an economical choice. Click here for more information about this frame.

Sample 5240, shown above, features four-inch wide moulding and is finished with tarnished silver leaf over a red undercoat. The clean, contemporary design of this frame make it an excellent choice for oversized modern art. Click here for more information about this frame.

By Donna

This month we are premiering two samples that highlight our new floater mouldings. After many requests from our customers for floaters without a step, we now offer floaters constructed out of two separate moulding pieces so we can offer a variety of floater sizes without the step.

Sample 5443 is built from moulding FL 7&8 and is finished with our traditional brass finish. The size of this floater is 2" deep and the top tail is 3/4" wide.

Sample 5444 features our new FL 5&6 moulding and is completed with a tarnished silver finish. The size of this floater is 2" deep and the top rail is 1 1/4" wide.


Because the new floater mouldings are two pieces, we can interchange the pieces to give you different size options. We are very excited to present these new floaters and we look forward to making you and your customers beautiful custom floater frames.

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