Conservation Framing by China Basin Designs
Franklin Bowles Galleries has its own framing facility, China Basin Designs, which is a state-of-the-art frame shop that designs frames exclusively for the galleries and its collectors. Under the direction of Rick Potts, General Manager, China Basin Designs keeps abreast of the latest innovations in design, conservation and framing, using the best materials available to protect and attractively display all Franklin Bowles Galleries artwork.
Conservation framing is practiced by museums to preserve and maintain the condition of valuable artwork. It ensures that your piece of art will remain in pristine condition for many years, and it protects delicate, rare, and historical pieces from further damage and decay. China Basin Designs uses ultraviolet-filtering Plexiglas to shield against light burn and fading and mats art exclusively on acid free materials to preserve its archival integrity.
In addition to protecting the art, frames serve an extremely important secondary function: display. In this regard a frame’s design is as essential as its utility. The professionals at China Basin Designs craft each frame individually, whenever possible working with the artist’s input to create a presentation that displays the art to full aesthetic advantage. If you desire something different—a custom frame to blend with a specific décor, for example – our frame shop will build a frame to meet your specific needs.
Home Visit Program
At Franklin Bowles Galleries, we believe in providing our clients with unrivaled service and support throughout the entire acquisition process. This means that after you’ve selected one or more pieces of art from amongst our outstanding artists, there are many additional—complimentary—services our Galleries can provide:
• Expert consultation and installation of art in your home or office; this includes guidance in finding the best place to hang your art and experienced art handlers to do the installation
• Curatorial expertise to advise you on additional art to complement and enhance your current collection
• Home visits in which your Art Consultant will bring a few, specially-curated pieces of art from the galleries so that you can view pieces that interest you in your home or office
Some of the world’s finest collections—whether public or private—are distinguished by the special attention given to the placement and installation of artwork. We look forward to assisting you with these aspects of your own collection.