“I frame everything I love and collect.
Bought this piece at the Outsiders Art Fair.
Always 100% customer satisfaction at Chelsea Frames.”
artist – Selene Perez
“I framed this print so I can hang it properly.
I have used Chelsea Frames for five years to frame a number of high quality Japanese prints. I find their team to be friendly, competent and timely while offering a wide variety of framing options.”
“These photos really captured changing times in Burkina Faso, and I wanted the framing to be as clean as possible.
Chelsea Frames always delivers.”
“This program contains many of the theater icons of the 1920’s including Josephine Baker and Lila Nikolska. The program is pristine – one of a kind in this condition.
Extremely professional and talented staff at Chelsea Frames.
Extensive inventory of frames and framing materials. Sure to please!”
“Well-balanced display, love the preservation mount of the cd.
At Chelsea Frames we can take multiple objects and photos and create a timeless memory.”
“This Maud Lewis-inspired painting was made especially for our client by a family member. Because the painting is quite clean and simple with a muted, colorful palette, we felt that this hand-painted frame was the perfect complement. The shape of the frame is clean and modern, while the hand-painted finish makes it feel hand-crafted. We added a thin gold fillet as an understated pop of color and light.”
“Given the age and sentimental value of the picture I wanted to find a way to showcase the picture in an elegant way.
Working with Chelsea Frames was such a pleasure. Professional, seamless experience. I would definitely recommend!”
“The round mat opening on the photograph really helps accentuate the perspective of the image. The natural wood frame is a nice accent of the overal imagery of the photo.”
Artist: Roberto Lombana
“Picked this up at the Affordable Art Fair.
We love how Chelsea Frames always helps us showcase these pieces the best way possible.”
Artist: Yelena Lezhen
“When our client discovered this conté drawing by François Boucher quietly being overlooked at an antiques shop, he snapped it up on the spot and brought it into our studio shortly after. The frame was in poor condition and the matting had yellowed but when we disassembled the frame what we found underneath was a pleasant surprise. Not only did the old mat hide the artist’s gesture studies in the margins, there were also drawings on the reverse. A classical Louis XVI frame now houses the work between two pieces of anti-reflective acrylic, allowing every inch of the art to be seen. This design treats the work as an object, allowing us to honor the history of the piece and tell the complete story of its journey.”
“I had these framed to honor my grandchildren’s birth months.
They were so helpful at Chelsea Frames in making sure that our pieces were beautifully framed!”
“I had this piece framed in honor of our wonderful black and white cat and our lovely gray and white cat.
They were so helpful at Chelsea Frames in making sure that our pieces were beautifully framed!”
“These are meaningful jerseys to me that I have framed and will hang up for the rest of my life.”
Great service at Chelsea Frames, a ton of framing and design options.”
“I bought this print at the Whitney’s Warhol exhibit and wanted to give the queen a “proper’ framing.
Great ideas at Chelsea frames!
Gave them a vision and they made it happen.”
“I love the work of the artist and wanted to be sure the work was framed in a way worthy and in keeping with the subject and technique.
Chelsea Frames truly has the finest framers in Manhattan. They are always exactly on target with the right frame.”
Artist: Paul Richard
“This piece is a beautiful memory of a once in a lifetime trip to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Singapore. The scene transports me back to the streets of Hanoi, humming with life and lovely chaos.
Kara is an absolute expert in choosing frame and mat combinations whenever I visit Chelsea Frames. Thank you so much, Kara!”
“This turned out really beautiful, stunning design!
The natural mat is a perfect match to extend the piece and the frame finishes it beautifully with a slight rustic look.”
“What a fun design, the distressed features of the frame add perfectly to the piece.
It has an elegance about it with hints of matching red/orange.”
I wanted this piece to be fun.
Thank you Chelsea Frames!”
“Best framers in the city. I literally have 50+ pieces from them on my wall!”
Artist: Andrew J. Millar
“I knew I wanted to preserve this very important album cover and show both sides.
Chelsea Frames came up with a great solution.
Some very important memories are preserved for me”
“We framed this as a family heirloom, much treasured by my husband, for his birthday.
Chelsea frames is a great frame store. Attentive and Professional. Thanks for the great experience!”
“Clever artwork with such a sophisticated frame.
The overall presentation is stunning!
As a collector Chelsea Frames is my go to.”
The dark float space around the art works very well with it.
As an interior designer it’s great to know that Chelsea Frames helps me with all of my clients needs regarding custom framing.”
“My friends would tell you that I am extremely picky in what I choose to hang on my walls. My walls have been barren white for years. My artsy friend introduced me to this artist, Ynez Johnston and I just fell in love with her art. This literally will be my first piece of art in my apartment that I intend on hanging over my sofa.
My same artsy friend, David Kornacki recommended Chelsea Frames because he had an excellent experience working with them and I was feeling intimidated on how I should frame my first piece of art.”
“This is a special photo of me and my daughter, I wanted a nice frame.
Wonderful people at Chelsea Frames. Professional, special in what they do and how they respond to the projects brought in by their clients.”
“This is a sentimental piece that I wish to have and preserve.
The Chelsea Frames team is creative, has terrific attention to detail, and always delivers top notch work. Excellent staff.”
“This gorgeous giclee by Magnus Gjoen is dark and minimalist. Since color and pattern are used sparingly in the piece, a thin gold fillet was selected to let in a little bit of light and color against the black maple frame and charcoal mat. The framing matches the dark and dramatic feeling of the piece while still allowing the skull to shine as the focal point.”
‘We framed this hand colored antique map for clients who are collectors. The map is the first ever to depict Manhattan as an island and the first to depict beavers. Because of the map’s orientation, it is a little difficult to read. However if you look closely you’ll see that the map charts the east coast from Virginia to Quebec. We are always excited to be able to design timeless frames for historical pieces. A handcrafted gold leaf frame was selected, along with an archival rag mat with gold hand-painted bevel and French line.
“These cherubs were a gift from my grandmother that my brother and I used to have at our bedsides as toddlers when when were growing up. My mother used to tell us that they would take care of us in our sleep. 30+ years later, my mother passed them down to me so that my own baby boys will be looked over as they sleep.
As pre-colonial pieces from Spain, I could not have taken these pieces to be framed at any place that was not known for its absolute quality and craftsmanship. Chelsea Frames is just that!”
“We framed this to keep the art in great condition so we can display it nicely in our home!
They were great at Chelsea Frames! My piece was ready a little early and looked better than I could’ve imagined!”
#streetart #nickwalker #contemporaryart #lucite
“I think this frame is stunning on this piece!
It’s a perfect compliment to the art. The simple delicate silver line plays well with the blue”
Artist: Hannah Sarfraz
“I love the frame choice, the dark grey of the wood really appreciates the trees in the forrest and the deep tones of the painting”
“It was a holiday gift from my sister who lived in Okinawa – Japan for a few years.
My husband and I got to visit her there and had such an amazing experience that she wanted to have us something to remember it by always. The print is a traditional Okinawan print and reflects the rich culture and vibrance of the island.
If you care about a piece and want to treasure it forever, put it in the hands of professionals like those at Chelsea Frames.”
“We framed this item based on Andy’s, the artists, recommendations when we visited his studio in Encinitas, CA. over Thanksgiving and made the purchase.”
“I have a sentimental association to the film/poster.
At Chelsea Frames they are wonderful in taking simple images and transforming them into interesting and highly decorative and visual pieces.”
“These are stunning photographs which need to be displayed. The white frames make the images more powerful.
Chelsea frames deserves”Three Michelin Stars” of the framing business. Consistent quality. Top Notch. Never deviates from delivering the best.”
Artist Name: Alejandro Cartagena
“This painting was a gift to David and had been commissioned by a family friend. Owning a painting of oneself can feel a bit awkward. The way that Daniel framed the painting is fun and engaging. We will totally enjoy having this in our home.
Chelsea Frames always has creative and elegant ways of framing art so that the art work remains the focus.”
Artist: Matt Burcaw
“I studied at Hiroshima University as a Fulbright Scholar from 2005-2006. When I returned to the states, I was given these airplanes by a group of “Hibakusha”, or atomic bomb survivors. They represent bombers, but instead of carrying bombs, they carry peace cranes back to the U.S. They are one of my prized possessions and I finally decided they deserved some nice frames.”
#hiroshima #peacecranes #origami #hibakusha #customframing
“It is an old-school remote from the Ritz Paris that I acquired this year. The ability to summon a sommelier at the push of a button especially excited me, as I am a wine author and speaker.
You guys at Chelsea Frames have eagle eyes!”
“I framed this item because this cute little bear needed a comfy golden home!
Chelsea Frames offers impeccable service, friendly advice, and it is where I trust to take my art!”
Artist Name: Jill Greenberg
“The design is sleek and the artwork is eye-catching! It all came together for a beautiful presentation.”
Artist: Tom Wesselman
“I fell in love with Angela Deane’s work when I saw these pieces. Often funny, always affecting.
I had a very specific aesthetic in mind when it came to framing, but Chelsea Frames really helped me translate that nebulous vision into a complete piece. I’ve been consistently thrilled with their work.”
“Chelsea Frames is the best!”
Artist: Crazy world of Arthur Brown
“I acquired this piece almost 20 years ago when I was living in Palm Beach and always loved it. I have a fondness for animals and I think the sweet innocence that this illustration captures is so endearing. I had it framed there and really loved the suede mat but never thought the frame was ideal and have looked for years for the perfect setting. After discovering the many quality options and expert advice at Chelsea Frames I knew I would find the perfect frame!
I have acquired several pieces of art through my travels over the years and wish I had discovered Chelsea Frames much sooner! Their expertise, quality and options are exceptional and I always leave knowing I have gotten the best and most appropriate framing for any piece I have brought to them. The genuine interest that the staff have shown me in making sure I was happy and that each piece of art was framed in the way that best highlights it is so satisfying.”
“I framed these plates to complete a grouping in my living room.
Chelsea Frames offers impeccable service and aesthetic advice.”
Artist: Gilbert & George
“This work by Alexandra German deserves to be seen in sequence on a wall.
The personnel at Chelsea Frames provide expertise and guidance on how best to highlight a work with their seemingly limitless options. A second opinion is valued!”
– Linda C
Artist Name: Alexandra German
Client Instagram: @llcoolch
“This piece was a birthday gift- selected by my partner after much research- my love for birds and art, graffiti and street art all came together in this beautiful piece.
It was lovely working with Chelsea Frames- Daniel helped us pick perfect frames that highlight the work and protect the integrity of the piece. Thank you!”
“Monkeys are a favorite subject that I collect (in addition to tigers).
I’ve been using Chelsea Frames for the past 30 years, since they were located on 8th ave, excellent work.”
“On a trip to the Marché aux Puces in Paris, I bought this page from a catologue of Sevres plates. I want to hang it in my kitchen over my son’s painting of a sink full of dirty dishes. Indigo at Chelsea Frames expertly helped me find the perfect mat and frame.”
“The very best framers, especially for archival quality work.”
Artists: Ted Hughes and Leonard Baskin
“These Mickey and Minnie illustrations are whimsical yet mature, so we chose a refined gallery style frame with clean lines for this pair. The silver tipping is just enough to pick up on the glittered gloves which are such a fun element and focal point for these pieces.”
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“This print was purchased as a gift. I wanted an elegant frame to complete the gift and it be expertly done.
I’ve had many items framed at Chelsea Frames over the years and each one has turned out beautifully and distinctly in relation to each particular art work.”
“We thought the roman baths of Caracalla were thematically fitting for a new bathroom with dramatic marble.
I have been framing with Chelsea Frames exclusively for 29 years. I rely on their teams extraordinary design eye and advice.”
Artist Name: Hieschler
“We buy art faster than we can afford to frame all of it. This print from an Exit Art portfolio finally made it to the top of the list.
The edition has a lot of hand worked detail that the artist added to each print. Chelsea Frames came up with an innovative solution to lift the print highlighting the cuts through the paper.”
Funky Space Reincarnation, 2006
30 x 22 inches
pigment print with dye cut velour flocking and hand painting on Somerset Enhanced Satin paper.
Printed and editioned by Pace Editions, New York. Edition of 50.
Part of Exit Art’s Trance/Borders 2006 Print Portfolio.
“The textures of the mat and and frame compliment the many textures of the piece. The small pop of red help your eye throughout the cool color of the piece.”
“Clean simple frame houses and contrasts beautifully with this exquisite Jackson Pollock piece”
“This was a 40th birthday gift for my boyfriend – a portrait of our best friend Oliver.
Indigo at Chelsea Frames is the best!”
Portrait by: Daniel Stas, STAS Gallery
“The frame design really draws the eye to showcase the unique geometry in the work. It makes such a difference. Thank You!”
“We wanted a professionally framed piece for our organization to debut at our fundraiser and this was the perfect piece.
This went BEYOND expectations! The print was fun and we knew it would be beautiful, framed, but the end result from Chelsea Frames was just incredible!”
“I love the piece so much.
Chelsea Frames is the best framing shop I have ever gone to. Wonderful and helpful sales associates and the best selection of frames.”
“We framed this piece to celebrate our engagement!
Chelsea Frames provides amazing work and service – their vision is unmatched!”
“I framed this piece to preserve and showcase it.
At Chelsea Frames I was given thoughtful suggestions and guidance.”
Artist: Gunnar Norrman
“This was a gift from my husband and I felt he captured how I feel in my heart.
Chelsea Frames understood my vibe and came up with a custom solution that made my art pop!”
Artist name: Longo
“I love both gouache paintings- love the colors and the style.
Chelsea Frames always does beautiful work – their designers always have good suggestions to enhance the artwork with the best frame.”
“My mother had bought this framed print at Gimbel’s in the 1950’s so it was a friendly presence when I was young.
After she died, I kept it in my living room until its frame collapsed.
Over the past 15 or 20 years, Chelsea Frames has handled a large variety of framing projects for me – two very large modern paintings on canvas, several very old paintings on wood panels and on canvas, and many prints behind glass. They understand doing elaborate mats with fillets or French-line work, and they are creative in handling textiles and other difficult work. They are not inexpensive, but they are significantly less costly than the high-end upper east side shops I had previously used.”
“Riviera Wanderer” by Joseph Margolis
“This black and white photo was a gift and I wanted to frame it nicely.
It looks great now! Thanks!”
“My nephew really enjoyed the Harry Potter movies and so did I. We love the graphic design from the films. It was great to find a piece he identified with and will fit in his life from now and into adulthood.
Chelsea Frames’ work is great!”
“This piece has hand sewn fabric on paper. When I purchased it, I had a vision of how the finished piece would look on my wall, but I was unsure how to execute it. Daniel took the time to talk to me about my vision and when he suggested this framing, I knew it was perfect ! Thank you.”
“We purchased this piece directly from the artist, unframed, and decided that a customized frame would really set off the work.
Excellent product knowledge and design sense! Thank you, Daniel.”
Artist: Georganna Lenssen
“I framed this as a gift for Caren’s sister’s 65th birthday. She fell in love with the paintings five months ago and I was able to buy the paintings without her knowledge.
We have brought a number of works to get framed. This was particularly exciting because I wasn’t sure about the best way to frame these works. Daniel had a vision for the best approach and I knew in my gut it would be great—and it is. The paintings look fantastic in this specially designed frame.”
“I saw the print in a museum in Madrid and kept coming back to it. I purchased a copy and my first stop was Chelsea Frames when I got back to New York.
Chelsea Frames provides top quality framing and creative ideas for bringing out the best in photos, prints, and original art.”
“I had this peace framed to fill a blank space on a wall. Also because it is a photograph I took at the Orsay Museum and wanted to have a frame that echoes the ceiling and the curls in the sculpture’s hair.
Chelsea Frames is the best frame shop in New York City!”
The client, the artist, wanted to create a monochromatic look. The matte white gold with umber directly complements the delicate values of the piece.
Artist: David R Sloss
“Tour de France 1914”
Ernest Montaut created some of the first journalistic-illustrative images of aviation’s infancy and invented “speed lines” to emphasize the new art of dynamic motion. After his death in 1909, his wife Marguerite followed upon his artistic productions using the name “Gamy.” Here, she expands into auto illustration with two careening Buicks in the auto Tour de France, which kicked off on March 1, 1914 with 37 participants.
“I framed this piece to showcase the film’s production company and my love for dogs. Plus, loved the movie! Isle of Dogs.
I’m a long time client of Chelsea Frames. Love the service and attention to detail. Always super happy with the selection and results. They’re all pieces of art.”
-Anne Marie Francis
“I framed this as a gift for my newborn nephew. It is his first piece of art and is made by a dear friend of mine to celebrate her own family, heritage, and identity.
Everyone at Chelsea Frames was incredibly helpful and eager to bring our vision to life.”
“The design perfectly compliments the history of the piece, from the small gold beading to the repetition of the flowers found in the frame and skirt.”
After seeing it on the Design Challenge, I had to have one ( I’m a roller coaster fanatic ) !
Though it was hard to choose, I went with the “Boardwalk” frame because it reminded me of my youth.
They are a fun bunch at Chelsea Frames and the consummate professionals!
I love coming here.
“We inherited this piece. The original frame was badly damaged and unappealing. The piece dates from 1920 and made with feathers. We wanted to reframe the art to make it look contemporary and fun. The artwork was distinctly different and we wanted to make it modern.
Chelsea Frames can be trusted implicitly with anything. We have used them with family heritage pieces as well as other artwork. Framing is always exceptional. A fun experience.”
“I’ve been a fan of the artist based on his work and contributions to a number of computer and playing card games. In the digital works space, his aesthetic and style is something specific, unique, and honest. After purchasing a few signed prints from his Angelarium series, some of the first content with which I connected, I wanted to ensure people would admire the work as much as I do. I knew they would need special treatment before hanging on the wall.
It was a pleasure to work with Indigo during the selection process for the frames. She helped me choose materials that worked with not only the color palettes of the prints, but also with the content in a way that reflected the original, artistic process itself. It was not a matter of telling me what to choose, but rather navigating and refining the options to find the right fit. The staff at the store was extremely friendly and interested in what I was framing and why. It gave me the confidence that I was working with the right people.”
Artist Name: Peter Mohrbacher
“I not only had this piece framed, but re-stretched, as the canvas was shipped rolled from Sweden. I fell in love with the painting when I saw it as an illustration in the artist’s memoir, and am so thrilled that I was able to make it my own!
The only shop I would have allowed to do this work is Chelsea Frames. I’ve had many beautiful pieces framed there and the selection and workmanship always exceeds my expectation. Thanks so much Kara, another gorgeous success!!”
“Thank you Chelsea Frames for making my vision come true.”
“This is my first fine art piece, recently purchased at a show.
Great customer service at Chelsea Frames.”
“I framed this for preservation and to showcase some wonderful artwork.
What a wonderful team of professionals at Chelsea Frames. They took time to prepare a custom and archival solution for my works. First rate job!”
“The old frame was damaged and the piece deserved a better home.
Chelsea Frames always comes up with great suggestions and the end product always exceeds my expectations.”
“This needlepoint was hanging in my grandfather’s home my entire life. When I see it now, it makes me smile and think of my grandfather. I wanted to frame it so it will be protected and one day my future family can enjoy it.
Chelsea Frames makes you feel welcome. They truly want to make your vision become a reality. They actually care about your piece and doing a spectacular job for your piece!”
“I bought the painting in Hong Kong. I find its always nice to have reminders of places you’ve visited through art in your home.
Chelsea Frames found the ideal frame to showcase the art and suit my home.”
“I decided to frame this because the original frame was aging and falling apart.
Chelsea Frames provides great service and is extremely professional.”
“I decided to frame this because the original frame was aging and falling apart.
Chelsea Frames provides great service and is extremely professional.”
Chelsea Frames is the place to go for when you need an upgrade from other places that aren’t staffed by knowledgeable people. When you want a job done well – really well”.
This was a wedding gift from my grandfather. We are getting married October 20th. Though he won’t be there in person, his spirit will be and now it will be through this piece for years to come.
Chelsea Frames is VERY knowledgable and patient. They made sure our vision for the piece came true. They really make you feel valued.
“This is part of a set of three vintage autographed “Life Magazine” covers that I have framed and displayed: this one, “Mickey Mantle” (1965) goes with my previously – existing “Joe DiMaggio” (1949) and “Ted Williams” (1941) – all autographed.”
“Great artistic help at Chelsea Frames + great work in selecting the exact right framing.”
“We’re big Disney fans and enjoy collecting special historical pieces. We were looking for something with a bit more whimsy for the nursery for our twins and loved the idea of introducing the babies to the magic of Disney from a young age.”
“There is no better option for framing in NYC — we have a fair amount of art – pieces we’ve collected over a decade from around the world – and everything has been framed at Chelsea Frames.”
“This artwork came to us from our parents – we have always admired it. Now it passed to our care and we wanted to give it a frame worthy of it’s elegant simplicity so we can enjoy it for many more years.”
“At Chelsea Frames they take great care in selecting the right elements to show off the piece.”
“Experts. Attention to detail is Amazing. Professional. Best customer service. A small caring business in a large city”.
“I framed this item because I wanted to showcase it in its best and highest form. I wanted it to have a central spot in my apartment and be one of the pieces around which everything else revolves.”
”I love Chelsea frames. I am always happy with the work they do, and even when their recommendations for framing are a bit untraditional, I trust them and am consistently glad I did.”
“This was a gift from a young woman who works for me, thanking me for my support. It’s a treasure I wanted to honor and protect forever.”
“Chelsea Frames has incredible creativity and love for the pieces they’re framing – let go and let them do what they do best!” – Laura J.
“This item was purchased while on a vacation in the Middle East. It was beautiful and was purchased at a gallery. However, I wasn’t sure what to do with it when i got it home. I wanted to protect it and find an easy way to display it in my home and framing seemed the best way and had been the way the pieces in the Middle East had been displayed as well.”
“I finally brought it to Chelsea Frames to get the piece framed a few months after it’s purchase. The minute I walked in I was greeted by a friendly face and the staff went to work on designing a unique frame to enhance and stay true to the nature of the rug. They offered to clean it prior to framing it and gave many options of frames and colors prior to the decision of the white frame with the gold rim that is now completed. As soon as the conversation started, I knew I had taken it to the right place. I could not be happier with the final piece and will bring any and all future pieces to Chelsea Frames! Thanks again for taking such great care of my piece!” – Shannon B.
“I picked up this piece in a street art market in India, and knew it couldn’t languish in a drawer or a folder. I also knew because it was a strangely sized imperfect piece that I would never be able to make it look great using an off the shelf frame and I loved it enough that I discovered Chelsea Frames, who did great custom work. This was such a great design process, and I cannot encourage anyone strongly enough to trust the artistic expertise that Chelsea Frames brings to the framing process.” – Andrew P.
“The piece was a gift many years ago from a very good friend, now deceased. The piece was previously framed at Chelsea Frames. I wanted it reframed, but not in such a large manner. The result: Amazing.
I have been a customer for two decades and I have never been disappointed. The work is always the best!” – James H.
“My father, Lenny Robinson, tragically passed away in a car accident in August 2015, on his way home from a Batman event. He dressed as Batman and visited sick children in hospitals and gave speeches targeted against bullying. He love helping children in need, and we wanted to commemorate his story forever.
Chelsea Frames has been nothing short of fantastic. The customer experience has been top notch, and they have shown so much love and care for my father’s story. Thank you Chelsea Frames!” – Justin R.
“My husband and I have lived in the US for 4yrs but will likely be moving back to Europe soon, so I wanted to give my husband a lasting memento of our time here as a present for the holidays, and what better than to frame a set of the notes and coins we use daily and probably spend too much of! I had a specific requirement to frame them as ‘floating’ between 2 glass panes in order to see both sides of the notes and coins.
I had tried many other framers more local to me, but no one was able to accommodate the ‘floating’ requirement. Chelsea Frames however gave me several options immediately, with a very reasonable price tag, and all in such a friendly and interested manner, they seemed to relish the challenge. The final result is fabulous, I am SO happy with it and know that my husband will love it also. In a nutshell, this has been a fantastic experience with Chelsea Frames, and they have my wholehearted recommendation for a friendly, efficient and quality service!” – Jen B.
“We recently wed in Paris, in quite the non-traditional and beautiful love ceremony. These vows became the most meaningful and personal moment and we simply had to have them framed in a way that not only helps us remember the day, but also the vows, for a lifetime.
I wouldn’t have trusted anyone else with this treasure and keepsake. Chelsea Frames took their time to get to know us and help us preserve our vows in the most beautiful and stunning way.” – Sean & Mia E.
“I have a small collection of ornithological prints and wanted to add this one to the collection, while still bringing the print out in a way that complimented the art. (as opposed o making it cohesive with my other prints)”
“I don’t think it would have turned out as well as it did without Kara’s guidance! She steered me towards mat/frame colors I wouldn’t have otherwise looked at. I’m really happy with it!” – Nina E.
“I framed this item because I wanted a memory from my recent holiday in Japan. Not only the background gray paper was made in a tiny workshop, but the prints were so reminiscent of the beauty of Japan. Though I had an idea of what I wanted to combine the print with the gray backing, Daniel created a spectacular idea with the frame, delicately utilizing the backing. Detailing the artist’s info behind the frame clinched the perfection of Chelsea Frames’ workmanship.” – Kathy C.
“I had this little card lying around and saw how small items could be framed in a way that made them look like a jewel. I loved the concept and wanted to see what could be done.
“I’m really happy with this. It looks gorgeous. Again, I don’t think the final result would have come to be without Kara’s help.” – Nina E.
“This is a simple, inexpensive piece that I thought might have some potential if given a great frame – and that is what I got at Chelsea Frames. They are wonderfully creative and very good listeners.” – Steven A.
“The article discusses the very first crew from the United States to win the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta in England. They were greeted upon returning to NYC with a ticker tape parade from South Street Seaport to Columbia. The article was presented as a gift to commemorate Columbia University’s 2016 Intercollegiate Rowing National Championship in the Lightweight Men’s Eight. It was their first ever victory in this event and first national title since 1929.”
“The framing process was seamless. The selection of the right frame and matting could easily have been overwhelming, but Alex helped immensely to narrow the best options with a well trained eye. The final product you receive here matches the integrity of your piece with the perfect frame and style.” – Nich P.
“This picture belonged to my Great Uncle Walter, a Taurus, as am I (don’t mess with the bull). I always liked it – and him – a lot. It was time to show it some respect at Chelsea Frames.” – David H.
“I had Chelsea Frames frame both of these male paintings because I often spend time alone, sipping an herbal liquor, looking at all of my paintings up on my walls. These two recently acquired paintings are of an entirely style and require careful framing to compliment the art. The frames perfectly draw ones eyes to the paintings and do not distract the visual experience one would have with a cheaply and inappropriately framed painting.
I use Chelsea Frames because they have an extensive inventory of mouldings to select from. Also, I like Christian Rogers, one of Chelsea Frames framers. We usually agree on the correct moulding and other factors, such as floating the art. As I have been framing my paintings since 1970, I have developed an eye for the correct frame. As I often spend more or the same amount of money on the frame as the art itself, my buddies call me a ‘framing nut’ which is true!” — with David Jarrett.
“I framed this piece to carefully preserve an original piece of artwork and to also add character to the piece.
Chelsea Frames has the ability to really know how to draw your eye to the artwork and also add additional flare without taking away from its original intention. Great quality work.”
“I framed this piece because I love the way the artist (Maureen Gubia) painted the portrait. Chelsea Frames takes great care with every job and the workmanship is exceptional.”
“We purchased this hamsa in Safed, Israel last fall. It’s meant to bring health, luck, and good fortune to the home. I grew up in a home with a hamsa and when we saw this in Israel, I knew it would have a special place in our home.”
“We love Chelsea Frames. Our home probably has 15+ pieces framed here. It’s the only store we trust with our art. The quality, craftsmanship, and design is unparalleled.” – Jay
Why did you frame this item?
“Partially, nostalgia. It is actually a vinyl taxi top, and was one of the first I designed when I’d moved to New York and was working for Barneys. Looking back, it’s been 10 years, and it still feels good with that bright pop of PMS 185.”
What do you want others to know about Chelsea Frames?
“I’ve been coming here forever and have so many pieces you’ve framed. This piece, in particular, had to potential to be a problem – it had been rolled for nearly a decade, was only partially adhesive, and of course – it was no problem. You are my go-to.”
“It was a wedding gift from an artist in the family. It is personalized with little details hidden within the piece that speak to our relationship and journey together as a couple. It is a scratch board and she worked on this piece over a few weeks. Chelsea Frames is very friendly and has a very friendly staff. Quick turnaround. They helped me pick this beautiful black with silver trim frame that beautifully mirrors the lines of the scratch board art.”
“My great-great-grandfather Joseph Schmall drew this in 1891. They’ve been passed down through the family over the years, and after a bit of a struggle getting them back from my deceased dad’s second wife, they are finally in the rightful hands. The “Lion” is the family favorite and I am very privileged to have it and have friends and family build their own memories of the spectacular piece.”
“Chelsea Frames is very detail oriented. I didn’t know where to start and Elizabeth was extremely collaborative and creative.”
“This is a floor plan of the house my father built in 1956 in Poughkeepsie, NY. He bought the plan for a magazine – the house was a model of the Better Homes & Gardens 1955 House of the Year and we lived there for all of my childhood. My mother sold the house last year, 2015, after living there for 58 years. The blue border is the same color as the door, the house was made of redwood like the frame. Elizabeth was really helpful in picking out the frame and matting.”
“My husband has a thing for plastic bags. He keeps anything and everything, which drives me nuts, because it means we have plastic bags all over the house. We lived in Ghana from 2008-2010, and of course, one of his favorite souvenirs from our time there is this plastic bag. I actually like this one a lot too, it’s colorful, original and unique. I was thinking if I framed it really nicely for him, then maybe he would ease up on some of the plastic bags elsewhere in the house. This will always remind us of the adventures and fun times we shared in West Africa.
Chelsea Frames does very professional work in a quick timeline. They are a great neighborhood frame shop!”
– Laura Hur
“My friend Clark and I were given tickets to a UVA vs. Duke game by a very generous professor who we had a good relationship with. Having sat in the student section for most of the season, this was a special experience, as Duke was a premier ACC and National team at the time. Coach K and an injured Kyrie Irving sat no more than 15 yards away from us on the Duke bench.
I was also in my second year at UVA’s business school, and this felt like an incredible culminating experience that highlighted how much I had grown to love the school and academic community there, and was able to share that love with my Darden classmates.
UVA might have lost the game, but there was one play on the baseline where we were sitting that resulted in a borderline out of bounds call. Screaming as loudly as we could, I’m pretty sure Clark and I swayed the official enough to give UVA possession.
It was a great experience, and I’m excited to have found the ticket and been able to preserve it for posterity.” – Samir Shah
“It’s our anniversary and the opening of his first restaurant, Wisefish Poké. Chelsea Frames is an amazing creative frame store.”