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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:


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.

Click to find out more about Tribeca collection or to order.

For those who are less concerned about the archival qualities of the frame and more interested in less expensive styles or something with more depth, we present : Royal, EcoCare and Gallery Woods.

Royal non-archival wood wall frames

The Royal collection has regular glass, no matting and a textured wood finish. It is available in all the popular sizes from 8 x 10 through 16 x 20.


Gallery Woods frames have a matte black finish and are stocked in sizes 8 x 10, 9 x 12, 11 x 14, 12 x 16, 14 x 18 and 16 x 20". They come with regular glass and non-archival 4 ply matting.

EcoCare Contemporary Frames Made from Bamboo and Rubberwood Sustainably Grown Materials

EcoCare frames are stocked in Mocha Brown 8 x 10 and 11 x 14 as well as Black Rubberwood in 8 x 10, 8 1/2 x 11, 9 x 12, 11 x 14, 11 x 17, 13 x 19 and 16 x 20. They are made from fast-growing, sustainable farmed woods like bamboo and rubberwood. They come with regular glass and a 4 ply white paper mat for economy.