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    How To Frame A Dark Painting

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    This is a short "before and after" video showing how David Friedman frames a very dark painting with an affordable frame that complements the art.  David Friedman is the third generation owner of Susquehanna Antique Company. The company was founded in 1913 by his grandfather. Named after the Susquehanna River in the region it was founded, the company was passed down to the current owner's father. David's father moved the company to beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. David was born in Asheville and was raised in the store outside of his school time. He eventually took over the store and moved to Washington,...

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    How To Choose a Picture Frame

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    How To Choose a Picture Frame

    Making the correct framing choice for paintings is especially important. The frame becomes a more prominent component as there is no mat to separate the frame from the artwork, and often the frame will be quite wide. Not only should the style and finish be carefully considered but the period style in the case of older paintings is also an important aspect. The Significance of the Frame Visitors to an art museum or gallery may never realize how important a frame is to their enjoyment of a work of art. Not only do frames protect and support artwork, but their...

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    Picture Frame Restoration

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    Picture Frame Restoration

    Restoring a picture frame will give it new life. Antique picture frames frequently need cleaning, repair of broken pieces, conservation, and restoration of the original gilded surfaces. They may also need re-gilding and antiquing, joining and reinforcing damaged corners. Before – The ornament has broken off this frame in several places. The wood has split, compromising the structural integrity. Some of the ornament is missing. The frame also has a coating of dirt and oxidized bronze paint on it.   After – The frame has been mended, the wood is secured, and the ornament reattached. Casts were taken and fit into...

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    Susquehanna Antique Company Since 1913

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    Susquehanna Antique Company Since 1913

    Susquehanna Antique Company’s ties to Asheville, NC go all the way back to the 1911 flood of the Susquehanna River in the Havre de Grace/Port Deposit region of Maryland, where Samuel Harris Friedman (born 1872), at the behest of his doctor, was told he needed “Clean air and fresh water” after coming down with a lung infection as his family waited to be rescued. The mountainous region of Asheville was perfect for the entrepreneurial 42yr old man where he opened the Susquehanna Furniture Company on Biltmore Avenue 1913. His son, Nathaniel took over the business during the depression when most...

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