A collection of expertly framed art lends one an air of class and sophistication, like riding in a horse-drawn Rolls Royce or finger painting with caviar. Keep your domain distinguished with today's Groupon: for $45, you get $100 worth of art and framing services at McCaughen & Burr in Webster Groves.
Founded in 1840, McCaughen & Burr is one of the oldest continuously operating galleries west of the Mississippi River, and it specializes in the framing, restoration, and sale of artwork. The gallery’s expert framers work primarily in presenting fine art but can also tastefully imprison diplomas, wedding invitations, and whichever family mementos you’ve decided to hide in acquaintances' attics to confuse their descendants. Fees depend on the size of the piece and the type of frame, generally ranging from under $100 for small pieces of artwork and diplomas to around $300 for larger items such as sports memorabilia.
Like the Picasso family refrigerator, the studio's walls jostle with an impressive collection of art, focusing on twentieth-century American Regionalism and featuring contemporary Missouri artists. Clients who suspect they’re in possession of one of Rembrandt’s lost macaroni mosaics can avail themselves of McCaughen & Burr’s appraisal and restoration services to have their art given a price and gently cleansed of the ravages of time.