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 $40, you get $120 worth of custom framing services at Masterpieces Fine Art & Custom Framing in Newtown Square, Wayne, and Narberth. This Groupon is valid for one framing project; you may combine multiple Groupons for multiple frames.
The art specialists at Masterpieces showcase prized pictures, photographs, and canvases with custom framing services, earning accolades from Main Line Times readers every year from 2007–11. Advanced conservation techniques preserve artwork to limit the evidence of age on paintings and keep their subjects mysteriously youthful. Browse through more than 2,300 modern and traditional styles of solid-wood frames including versatile Larson-Juhl mouldings. Art experts fit frames according to each piece with precise matting and seamless corners finishing of picture cells. A simple black 24"x36" frame with regular glass (about $99.99) shines the spotlight on concert or vintage posters and credentials preen in a 5"x18" diploma frame, double matted with UV glass (about $200) to protect them from harmful rays and water balloons lobbed from rival schools. Collectors can apply their Groupons to stretch and mount a canvas inside a moderately ornate frame (about $350) or confine a hockey jersey to an eternity of penalty minutes inside a uniform-sized shadow box (about $400).
Masterpieces Fine Art & Custom Framing
The winner of seven consecutive Best Custom Framing awards from CityVoter users, Masterpieces Fine Art & Custom Framing stocks more than 2,300 frames, including work by industry mainstay Larson-Juhl. Its skilled framers meld function and aesthetic form to secure works of art in everything from American hardwood to 22-karat-gold-leafing frames to metal handcuffs. Aside from framing, the staff also restores faded or creased photos to their original vivid states and brings photos to life by converting them into imitation oil paintings or watercolors that look like they were born from hours of meticulous brushstrokes.