What You'll Get
Until their proper display in museums, the paintings of most Renaissance masters languished for centuries on the magnet-flecked fridges of their proud mothers. Preserve your art for future generations and houseguests with today's Groupon: for $55, you get $125 worth of custom-framing services at Renaissance Framing Gallery in Cambridge.
Renaissance Framing Gallery revivifies worn art and frames using careful, artisanal restoration techniques. Employ skilled framesmiths to enshrine a memory-encrusted jersey ($250) or diploma ($115), or have them carefully restore an 8"x10" oil painting ($150) or the gold-leaf frame surrounding it ($85 per hour including materials). Before and after photos show how restoration services make the Dark Ages skies brighter, Victorian skin alabastier, and dramatic gilds more dramatically gilt.
The on-site experts scrub up gold-leaf frames and restore paper and canvas, turning lovely wall hangings into precious heirlooms. Installation services are also available for those preferring others' do-it-yourself methods.
All framing services are performed on the premises by Armenian-born restoration expert Levon Tokatlyan, who has 35 years of experience giving face-lifts to geriatric masterworks. His formidable frameworking skills have been utilized by Harvard University's Fogg Museum, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Old South Church.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 26, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must use in 1 visit. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.