"Quality Isn't Expensive--It's Priceless"


About The Frame Lady

Our Service Pledge
I guarantee the authenticity of all items.
LAY-A-WAY/Time Payments available--just email me! ALL items shipped Insured mail with tracking number that I email to you.
About Us
PLEASE NOTE: To search for FRAMES [or any other item] , please enter the word Frames in the search box at the top, and ALL the frames will come up, regardless of category/subcategory. If you search for "Gold-Plated" also search for "Dore". ALL Frames are Antique [100+ years old] or Vintage; I do NOT sell Reproductions. Frames are my passion and my main area of expertise.
I have specialized in American and European Frames since 1968. I have had shops from Oyster Bay to the Hamptons on Long Island, New York, and participated in almost 1000 antiques Shows, up and down the East Coast. I have also worked for 2 Antique Auction Galleries in New York.
If you are outside the US, please email me BEFORE purchasing an item. IMPORTANT NOTE: Any fees, duties, or taxes due at the destination are the sole responsibility of the buyer. I do not send International items uninsured or marked "gift" to save costs. There are only certain countries I will ship to, and payment must be via PayPal or Western Union only. PayPal's requirements include Registered Mail, which costs $12.95, plus insurance, customs forms, proof of delivery, signature confirmation, etc. so the international shipping costs will be $25 [minimum] and up---email me for an exact amount. PayPal requires items to be shipped to confirmed addresses only--no exceptions. Small items shipped to Continental US may be shipped in padded mailing bags.
New York State Buyers MUST pay Sales Tax unless you provide a current valid N.Y.S. Certificate of Authority (resale certificate--ST-120 form mailed to me). NO exceptions. Personal checks require 7-10 business days clearance; ONLY USPS Money Orders accepted. Please make checks or USPS Money Orders out to: The Frame Lady.
All dimensions and weights listed are approximate, and measured from widest points, unless otherwise stated. I prefer to state, for example, "ca. 1890" rather than "Victorian"-- too ambiguous a time frame. Most of the items I sell are Antiques--100+ years old, and will have some wear from use--please read descriptions carefully and view ALL photos--I happily answer any and all questions [please use my inventory numbers found below the description] concerning condition, measurements, etc. I aim for accuracy and guarantee what I sell, but no item is absolutely perfect, and neither am I!
Please note that many of the frames I sell have a Dore [Gold-Plated] finish. Care must be taken--do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners/polishes or you may take the gold finish off. If you have any questions about how to open/clean/care for frames, just email me. Nearly all of the Easel (Tabletop) Frames have their original glass; if not, I try to use 19th Century glass where possible. I sometimes use silicone glue to keep the glass from sliding in the frame--it is non-reactive and easily removed. There may be imperfections/minor scratches on the glass due to age. Convex glass is curved outward; beveled glass has an angled edge.
Silver items may have small tarnish spots, dings, etc. and are not mechanically polished. They are cleaned by hand to keep their "character" and show some depth to the designs. In order to photograph smooth silver objects , it is sometimes necessary to use a technique that shows some small "condensation dots" so there are no reflections that make the object easier to view.
I use pages from magazines, old photos, etc. as fillers for the frames---genuine paintings on ivory, etc. will be specified in the description.
I look forward to meeting my new Ruby Lane customers----feel free to email or call me anytime!
Enjoy Browsing my Site!
Nancy Kaplan
The Frame Lady