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graphic collage of different gilded finishes with the text "gilded" written over it

Gilded Frames
Egyptians were the first to gild woods and metals, followed by the ancient Chinese, whose techniques were later taken up by the French.Typically, he gold sheets used in gilding are typically 1/1000 of an inch. Traditional methods of application are still used today on our Reflectel Frames!

Lacquer Frames
What’s the difference between lacquer and regular paint? Lacquer dries by solvent evaporation or a curing process. We use “lacquer paint”, which typically dries harder and smoother producing a more durable finish.

graphic collage of different lacquer finishes with the text "lacquer" written over it
graphic collage of different metal finishes with the text "metal" written over it

Metal Frames
As residents of Tribeca, we are at the heart of Industrial Chic! Our metal frames are bold and contemporary. There may not be a flourish in sight, but lovers of this aesthetic can choose from zirconia bronze, ground gloss, aluminum, welded or burshed steel, with a variety of beautiful patinas.

Wood Frames
Wood is the foundation of many hand-made frames at Reflectel. In the 16th century, frames were made out of oak, until pine became popular in the 17th century because it was lighter and easier to work with. Today we offer them in maple, oak, cherry, and rare burl variations.

graphic collage of different wood finishes with the text "wood" written over it
graphic collage of different gilded finishes with the text "gilded" written over it

Gilded Frames
Egyptians were the first to gild woods and metals, followed by the ancient Chinese, whose techniques were later taken up by the French.Typically, he gold sheets used in gilding are typically 1/1000 of an inch. Traditional methods of application are still used today on our Reflectel Frames!

graphic collage of different lacquer finishes with the text "lacquer" written over it

Lacquer Frames
What’s the difference between lacquer and regular paint? Lacquer dries by solvent evaporation or a curing process. We use “lacquer paint”, which typically dries harder and smoother producing a more durable finish.

graphic collage of different metal finishes with the text "metal" written over it

Metal Frames
As residents of Tribeca, we are at the heart of Industrial Chic! Our metal frames are bold and contemporary. There may not be a flourish in sight, but lovers of this aesthetic can choose from zirconia bronze, ground gloss, aluminum, welded or burshed steel, with a variety of beautiful patinas.

graphic collage of different wood finishes with the text "wood" written over it

Wood Frames
Wood is the foundation of many hand-made frames at Reflectel. In the 16th century, frames were made out of oak, until pine became popular in the 17th century because it was lighter and easier to work with. Today we offer them in maple, oak, cherry, and rare burl variations.

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