Unless you want to tape or pin up your picture onto the wall (surely you wouldn't do that to one of Lord Price's finest?), you will want it framed, mounted or otherwise displayed to best advantage. The right frame will enhance the image and make it stand out from, or blend into, the rest of the room's decor, whichever effect you want to achieve.
At The Lordprice Collection we sell our pictures framed. Although we give a restricted range of frame and mount options as standard, we are happy to display your chosen picture(s) in any way you want - you just have to ask and we will do our very best to satisfy your request.
In order to help you understand how framed pictures are produced, here is a short discourse on the art and its possibilities, which we trust you will find useful and edifying.
This goes around the outside of the picture and is usually made of wood, although metal, especially extruded aluminium, is common. In the trade this is known as the 'moulding'; so a professional picture framer would expect you to ask him for a particular type of moulding, or picture frame moulding, rather than just a picture frame, which would be the complete ensemble.
The Lordprice Collection offers a small choice of traditional mouldings as standard, which we think particularly appropriate for our pictures, but we can supply almost anything - and they do come in just about every conceivable size, shape, colour and finish. If you email us a reference to what you want, we should be able to match it, although it may then not fit into our standard pricing structure.
When the frame is finished, the glass (or acrylic, for very large pictures), mount and picture are inserted, and finally a sheet of hardboard (or more likely MDF these days) is affixed, which forms the back. This is then taped up, to keep out dirt and dust.
This is the card surround separating the actual picture from the outside frame. This can cause some confusion, as in America it is called a mat (or perhaps matt, or even matte); in France a passe partout, and who-knows-what elsewhere. We are British though, so to us it's a mount.
The mount can be any colour you want, and again we give you a choice of a dozen or so colours - but ask nicely and you can widen your choice. Our default mount colour is ivory (or cream) which blends well with most images, but the actual colour you choose depends upon the effect you want to achieve. Normally you might pick a neutral, light colour to contrast with a highly coloured picture, or perhaps a mount colour to pick out a colour within an image that already has a lot of neutral tones within it. Of course the mount colour could also match the decor of the room in which you plan to hang your picture, or even the shade of the moulding surrounding it. At the end of the day, it's your good taste that decides, but if in doubt leave it as the default, ivory. Or, call us of course, and we can discuss it.