Artwork conservation and custom framing
Allison & Ross is known for its fine hardwood and gilded frames, many of which we mill, finish, and gild in-house. We have worked with private collectors for over forty years, delivering museum quality framing for artworks large and small.
When this private client approached Allison & Ross for the framing of his collection of artworks on paper, we first consulted with our paper conservator. Together, we made sure each artwork received the preservation it needed—including removing old mounts, flattening creases, and completing paper conservation treatments—prior to framing. We then re-mounted all of the artworks to the highest quality archival standards.
For framing the collection, we offered the client a range of frame profiles carefully selected to compliment each artwork. From a custom carved Italian frame with 23K gilding to blackened walnut hardwood frames, the resulting frame collection reflects the eclectic quality of the client’s collection, which includes artworks by Chuck Close, Andy Warhol, and Pablo Picasso.
Allison & Ross designers worked closely with the client and his interior designer to ensure the framing would integrate with the aesthetic of his newly remodeled home. At the same time, we worked to keep the framing prominent enough to hold up to the prestige of each individual artwork.
Allison & Ross framer Walker Hall's experience includes a two year apprenticeship under master frame-maker and gilder, Eric Leggett. He concurrently completed four years of rigorous classical painting instruction in the Aristides Atelier. He holds a BA from Colorado College. Passionate about art, Walker applies a deep reservoir of knowledge in choosing raw lumber, milling intricate profiles, assembling custom artist panels, and hand-finishing our frames.