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Plasteel/CDGS 682 Walnut Frame, Double Splined with 12kt White Gold, Water Gilded over German Bole  Finish and Oiled Sides

Plasteel/CDGS 682 Walnut Frame, Double Splined with

12kt White Gold, Water Gilded over German Bole  Finish and Oiled Sides

A partial view of our exhibition, "American School: A Selection of 19th and Early 20th C. American Paintings, 2015, in our SODO Gallery.

PLASTEEL 

For over four decades, Plasteel Frames has been the Northwest’s Premier Fine Frame Shop. Regarded as the area’s most innovative shop, Plasteel provides expert fine art knowledge and handling, fine art conservation, frame restoration, hand-crafted frames, various archival mounting services, and an endless variety of streamlined display solutions. In addition, Plasteel is now offering high quality works of Fine Art.

PHILOSOPHY

At Plasteel Frames, it is our belief that a successful presentation should allow the object being displayed to speak for itself. The supporting structure should enhance but not overpower the object. The object should remain the focal point. 

HISTORY

Plasteel Frames was formed in 1974 by Tom Blue and Spike Hendricksen, two friends and recent graduates of the University of Washington’s Fine Arts Program. The Company moved from a basement operation on Seattle's Capitol Hill to a storefront in Downtown's Pioneer Square (85 Columbia St) to First Hill (824 12th Ave.) to its present 5,000 sq. ft. location in Seattle’s SODO District (3300 1st Ave. S. #400). 

Shortly after its inception, two additional Fine Artist / Craftsmen, Mark Bader and Stanford Wilson, joined the company to add their skills which they continue to bring to us today. With high end picture framing experience in both New Jersey and New York City, current owner Geoffrey Harrison, a University of Rhode Island Graduate and Fine Artist, joined the company in 2002 and purchased Plasteel Frames in 2010. 

Our high quality products have continued to evolve with the skill of our staff. A Fine Art Gallery has been added to bring both Local and National Contemporary Artists, to the public. The Gallery also offers a fabulous collection of 19th and 20th Century American Paintings with some European and Latin American Examples. We are actively seeking and purchasing Original 19th and 20th Century Paintings of high quality and can provide you with a discrete and easy alternative to auction houses to sell your fine art.