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About The Frame Lady
Our Service PledgeI 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 UsPLEASE NOTE: To search for FRAMES [or any other item] , enter in the search box at the top, and ALL the frames will come up, regardless of category/subcategory. Please email me your "wants" as I have 100s of Antique frames not shown. If you search for "Gold-Plated" also enter "Dore". 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 LI, New York, and participated in nearly 1000 antiques Shows. I have also worked for 2 Antique Auction Galleries in New York.
If you are outside the U.S., please email me BEFORE purchasing an item. 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/weights listed are approximate, and measured from widest points, unless otherwise stated. I prefer to state "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 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. If you have any questions about how to open/clean/care for frames, just email me. Many tabletop frames have their original glass; if not, I try to use 19th c. 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.
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The Frame Lady