One of our favorite things to frame are old family collections. This spring, we had a client bring in three antique black powder pistols. This kind of artifact is so often stashed away and out of sight.
What fun to bring them out into the open for all to see!
After very careful and thoughtful time on the design counter, we went to work sourcing and designing supports and backing for these incredible pieces of history.
We ended up choosing an antique bronze fixture for mounting the pistols. This finish compliments the old, distressed metal and wood of the firearms without being distracting.
The bronze fixtures were lined with dark felt to provide a near invisible cushion and a gentle support against the weight of the heavy guns. This helps protect against damaging these irreplaceable antiques.
Careful hands and placement are a must!
Sometimes going to work is like a history lesson. We learned about how flintlocks work and imagined the hands that held these pistols over so many years.
Once seated and sealed in their new frames, the pistols were ready to go home and be admired on the wall!
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