Not many businesses can claim they’ve been around since Abraham Lincoln was in the White House. But Providence Picture Frame has flourished for more than 150 years and is one of the largest art and frame stores in New England. “There is no place like us in the country,” says co-owner Geoff Gaunt, referring to the size and scope of the store’s inventory and services.
The three-level store has one acre of showroom space, displaying thousands of framing style samples, mirror moldings, ready-made frames and art. Seventy-five percent of the showroom is devoted to gallery space; the remainder belongs to the first-level workshop where a team of craftsmen create custom frames for any piece of artwork. “Projects don’t get sent out. Everything is done here,” Gaunt says. That allows them to offer same-day framing service with any in-stock moldings, while saving customers shipping costs.
Fully licensed and insured, Providence Picture Frame can also handle museum-quality fine art custom framing. “We do a lot of volume, and because we do so much business of every genre, we can afford to have someone full time to frame high-end art,” Gaunt says.
Using the 2,000-year-old technique of applying Japanese mulberry paper and wheat paste, they are able to hinge the artwork replica watches onto a board that fits snugly into a frame without leaving harmful residue; only a drop of distilled water, dispensed by a professional, is needed to unhinge the art piece.
The professional services and large selection of frames available at Providence Picture Frame provides customers with limitless options for framing their treasures.
From custom frames made to fit a true fine art piece to framing a replica watches child’s colorful art project, they can help you. “We are very creative,” says Gaunt, “and very good at sticking to a budget.”