Mayen Olson, we don’t simply make picture frames – we create works of art.
Our goal is to offer the finest in quality, service and selection. Since the
opening of our doors in 1991, we have been pleased to satisfy numerous museums,
galleries, collectors and artists nationwide.
affordability is always a concern, our first objective is to provide superior
picture frames handcrafted according to traditional American and European
methods and standards. We use only genuine gold leaf – never metal leaf. Our
frame profiles are milled in basswood because of its exceptional strength and
durability. Our aim is to create an heirloom to last for generations.
collection of designs is extensive, it continues to expand. We offer a variety
of finishes ranging from contemporary to Renaissance, in 22K, 18K, 16K and 12K
(white) gold. We biscuit join every frame large enough to accept that type of
joinery and use special water resistant wood glue – our frames are built more
like furniture than typical picture frames. We make our own gesso using rabbit
skin glue, gypsum, talc and water, and tumble our own clays. We don’t take
short cuts that would lower our prices, as that would also lower the quality. We
make a very durable finished product, which insures that each frame, with normal
handling, will last far into the future.
medium is oil on board or canvas or work on paper, we have many years of
experience working at the highest level. Our carvers can copy your design,
recreate an historical design from a photograph, modify (shorten, lengthen or
add or remove design elements) existing designs in our collection or yours, as
well as, create new designs at your specifications. In addition, we have worked
extensively with museums and paper conservators, framing art on paper, and use
only the actual prescribed museum materials and methods.
If you are
looking for the finest in craftsmanship and quality, dependability, service and
an enjoyable working relationship, then you have found all these in one studio.
Welcome to Mayen Olson. We look forward to working with you on your next and
carved gold leaf frames for Orange County, Los Angeles
Southern California and nationwide.
County Gold Leaf Frame makers
Los Angeles County Gold Leaf Frame makers