Wood Wall Frames

What makes a frame "Archival" ? Well, it really isn't the frame that is or is not archival. Rather, it is what's inside of it: The glass, matting, backing board and materials used to hold the art in place. Nielsen gives you 3 out of 4 here (you have to supply the acid-free tape or mounting tissue) to accomplish this. The glass is called Conservation Clear in frame-shop lingo. It is, basically, a glass sheet with an ultra-violet filtering barrier built into it. It stops 98% of all UV rays, helping to slow down the aging effects of UV on your artwork. The 4 ply matboard uses NielsenBainbridge's patented Artcare TM technology that neutralizes acids and pollutants, as does the 2 ply backing board. The combination of u/v filtering glass and acid-free mat and mount boards create the "archival" environment for your art.

Shown below are NielsenBainbridge's Artcare TM Archival Wood Frames:

Casa Archival Wood Wall Frames

 A recent arrival, NielsenBainbridge's "Casa" collection of archival wood readymade frames is available in 8 x 10, 11 x 14 or 16 x 20.  Comes with u/v filtering glass, double-thick acid free ArtCare TM matting and backing boards. Great for photos, digital prints and contemporary images. 

                                                                                          Casa Frame Mat and Corner view

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Mesa Archival Wood Frames

Mesa Frame Front View w/mat 

For those who like their frames wide and deep, Mesa has it all. It has a matte black finish, a thick, white, acid-free ArtCare TM mat with a riser underneath it to give your art a little dimension and interest. Comes equipped with u/v filtering glass to prevent fading from sunlight and fluorescent light.

Click on the photo or the link on the gray side bar on the left side of this page to learn more about Mesa or order.


Contemporary in style, with a strongly beveled face, The Monarch is available in Matte Black and Chestnut (a deep red-brown color) in 8 x 10, 11 x 14 and 16 x 20, matted in acid free mat board for 5 x 7, 8 x 10 and 11 x 14 respectively. Part of Nielsen's Artcare TM  series of Archival frames, the Monarch collection is timeless in its visual appeal. 

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Tribeca is a simple, flat-top wood frame that has proven to be our best-seller over time. Comes in Matte Black lacquer, Walnut or Matte White finish.Has a 4 ply French White Artcare TM mat, u/v glass and 2 ply acid-free Artcare TM mount board backing. Stocked in 3 sizes: 8 x 10, 11 x 14 or 16 x 20. Mat openings are 5 x 7, 8 x 10 and 11 x 14 respectively.


New for 2007, NielsenBainbridge's Tuscan collection uses a traditional, outside scoop shape with gold inner lip and outside edge. Finish is a matte black that reveals the woodgrain. Mat is an Artcare TM, 4-Ply French White mat and 2 ply backing with u/v filtering glass.




Woodbury is a wider, flatter matte black frame, it comes with a 4 ply, acid-free, archival Artcare TM mat. Available in 8 x 10, 11 x 14 or 16 x 20 with mat openings of 5 x 7, 8 x 10 or 11 x 14 respectively. The wide, flat face makes it easy to attach an engraved brass plate to it if you are using this frame for presentation purposes!