Art collectors protect their pictures the same way that crime bosses discipline their children—by having them framed. Guard your pictures before they take a fall with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of framing services at Harvard Art & Frame in Charlestown.
One of the Boston area’s oldest framing companies servicing clients from commercial and residential, Harvard Art & Frame brings a lengthy tradition of service to its preservation of pulp-based artwork, documents, and diplomas and has been owner-operated for more than 35 years. Harvard’s frame fabricators specialize in wood ($5+/foot) and gold-leaf molding ($100+/foot), and all projects are completed in-house. Peruse a collection of diploma frames ($8–$50), including the diploma package, a 16”x20” black or walnut frame with gold molding and acid-free matting ($150). With today’s deal, Groupon holders will also receive a 14”x39” panoramic print of Boston. Open six days a week, Harvard Art & Frame can arrange appointments outside of regular store hours upon request and can always be counted on to take the art of hanging art beyond such jejune measures as tacky industrial-strength sticky tack, staple-tape taple staping, and hiring long-armed men to hold your art against the wall.
Harvard Art & Frame
As the owner of Harvard Art & Frame, Tony Tisei carries on what the original owners started in 1938. He's been manning the old Boston shop for the past four decades, overseeing the staff as it crafts custom frames using acid-free materials. After the artisans help clients select mattes and frames from hundreds of options, including products from Omega Moulding, they encase pieces ranging from maps, prints, and paintings to antique 3-D objects. They also restore old photographs so you can always look fondly upon the scowling face of Great-Grandpa Earl.
250 Main St.
Charlestown, Massachusetts 02129