Framed Antique Arabic Map of North America!

Framed Antique Arabic Map of North America!

This map dates from 1926 and is apparently was a used travelmap, based on the folding pattern. We matted it in an acid free mat and put a hand-finished Italian moulding on it. This piece measures about 34″ by 24″. رائع!

WWI French Advert

WWI French Advert

This large (36″ x 48″) French poster appealing for funding to fight in World War I. We framed it in a simple black moulding, taking care to raise the glass off the poster. Now more than ever, perhaps, 3c borrowing of national defense which France subscribes to fight. for that which grows every day. Longue vie à la France.

Framed Miniature Antique Map!

Framed Miniature Antique Map!

This delicate little map of “Porto Rico” is over 100 years old and is SMALL! (wait, small!) The entire frame is only 4″ high by 7″ wide. We used a drab colored (to match the paper color of the mat) acid-free museum quality 100% cotton rag map and a small dark stained frame that has a small repeating rib design.

Nice Little Coastal Map!

Nice Little Coastal Map!

This small (image is 12″ square) map is of Wadmalaw, Seabrook and Edisto islands. We matted it in a soft yellow and used a 1/2″ black moulding. Nice little accent piece for a home! Elite Framing is in Columbia’s 5 Points shopping district!

Framed Antique Map of Columbia

Framed Antique Map of Columbia

This is a fabulous map, a reprint for an 1872 edition. This was done on heavy paper with good inks, makes a nice framed piece. And it is LARGE! it measures about 45″ x 35″. We used a distressed pewter moulding that is both contemporary and rustic at the same time.

Beautifully Framed Antique Map of Venice

Beautifully Framed Antique Map of Venice

We recently framed this fantastic map of Venice using a warm brown hand-finished Italian moulding (seem appropriate enough!) and fabric mats. It measures about 36″ x 28″ and is certain to be a hit in whatever room the customer hangs it. And look at the other colors this moulding is available!

Nice Olive Wood Frame on Map!

Nice Olive Wood Frame on Map!

Recently we had a customer come in with a map of St. Lucia for his wife’s anniversary present. Apparently the sixth anniversary is the Wood Anniversary (who knew?) and he wanted a wood frame (we have those!) We picked this particular wooden frame as it has insane texture! It is hand-finished Italian Olive Wood, pricey but oh, so nice. We used a linen mat to accentuate the antique feel of the map. I wonder if our customer’s wife appreciates the though he put into this? It measures about 22″ x 28″.

Antique Maps from 1883 and 1865

Antique Maps from 1883 and 1865

We enjoyed framing these two antique maps for a client. The South Carolina map is from 1883 and still has vivid coloring! a few tears and dings, but, then, it is 130 years old. We celebrated the tears and dings by top mounting it on the acid -free board and then using spacers to hold the glass off the map. This big thing measures about 43″ x 35″. The 1865 map is of the pacific northwest, it measures about 27″ x 22″.