While most frames today are joined from pre-finished molding, all Holton frames
are closed-corner frames — they’re sanded and finished after joining. This
makes for stronger, cleaner and more even corners. Learn
CIRCA 1910-INSPIRED MITERED FRAMES, selected for our online
catalog, in a variety of profiles to complement and enhance a
wide range of art objects. Offered in beautiful hardwoods, including
quartersawn white oak, skillfully joined and finished to last
Those who love early Twentieth Century decorative
arts have long admired the simple, distinctive quartersawn
oak mitered frames of the period. When seeking to frame their own
pieces, however, theyve discovered those designs
are virtually impossible to find. This line offers a long-awaited
opportunity to choose the right frame for period prints, paintings,
drawings, posters, photographs and tiles. Thoughtfully chosen,
these frames will richly enhance the pieces they surround as
well as the rooms in which they hang.
These are closed-corner frames:
each one is made from raw stock, and only after joining does it
receive its final sanding, stain and finish. Rather than being
nailed, as are most mitered frames, they are splined: a slot is
cut in each corner, and a perfectly fit 1/8" piece of white
oak is glued in place. Learn more...
Quartersawn white oak frames of this quality are not
available in conventional frame shops, as very few shops have the
capacity for the joinery and finishing involved. They are the product
of a studio dedicated to the art and craft of fine frame-making.
We stand by our frames absolutely, knowing they are
the made the best they can be.