For exquisite handmade frames, whether they are gold leaf, or carved mahogany, Shuptrine’s continues a tradition begun by dedicated artisans of centuries past by the marriage of art and frame. Lead by our owner, and master craftsman, Alan Shuptrine has emerged as a leading practitioner of the nearly-lost art of water gilding. Over the past twenty years, Shuptrine has made a name for himself by creating one-of-a-kind museum quality frames for works by artists such as Andrew Wyeth, Henri Matisse, William Merritt Chase, John Singer Sargent, Elliott Daingerfield, Maynard Dixon, and his father, Hubert Shuptrine, to name a few. The creation of these frames, as well as the study of artists such as Charles Prendergast, Child Hassam, Sanford White, and Stephen Scott Young, has inspired our artisans. We excel in beautiful frames that are hand carved and gilded frames. Gold Leaf Designs framing is in over 40 museums nationwide and is one of the best kept secrets for the private art collectors.