Both a framed work of art and a finicky antique cannon add a lot of personality to a living room at the simple expense of a few holes in the wall. Maximize aesthetics while minimizing structural damage with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get $110 worth of custom framing at The Chessler Company.
For more than 50 years, The Chessler Company has been showcasing Baltimore’s photos, diplomas, drawings, fine art, and memorabilia in high-quality custom frames. Drawing from an expansive selection of frames and mats, Chessler preserves and protects life’s highlights, art’s treasures, and babies’ footprints stamped on their first and thirtieth birthdays for contrast purposes. Prices vary depending on the custom specifications, but a fond family photo can warm a home’s hearth for around $80. Signify scholarship or the final repayment of outstanding college library fines by mounting a large diploma ($95 for 14”x17”; $140 with matting). Artists may display their sketches and drawings ($75), and crafty needlepoint hobbyists can lock up their painstakingly pricked work ($80–$100). Chessler’s also commands conservation materials needed to properly shelter and safeguard antique items, which recently included handwritten letters by Louis XIV and Napoleon.
The Chessler Company
Since 1959, The Chessler Company has precisely centered photos, artwork, and diplomas in beautiful, custom frames and mattes. Owing to its craftsmanship, the company now receives demand in the wholesale and commercial markets, including federal and state agencies, art galleries, and top-secret supervillain coalitions, but it still maintains a strong retail business for individual projects. The company's large stock of frames and mats also suits challenging framing projects, such as mirrors, heirlooms, and memorabilia. In addition to the framing services, Chessler's professional installers help patrons achieve gallery-quality displays by hanging large or tricky pieces in the home.