The Hustler Shadowbox Display
You can hear the balls crack from the break as you look at this piece. A custom framed display at a special request from one of our great customers. When Jim asked us to create a Hustler display he said just make it look cool. This is what we came up with.
After doing some research on the movie, we found that Willie Mosconi was the technical director for the movie, he was hired to teach Paul Newman his way around a pool hall. Every pool shot in the movie is performed by the actors themselves with the exception of one Masse shot that Willie Mosconi performed.
We matted into the display 5 photos from the movie, a autographed check signed by Paul Newman and a cut signature of Jackie Gleason. Matted into the display is a photograph of Willie Mosconi and below the photo is an autographed 8 ball signed by Mosconi. 4 Description plaques describing each scene from the movie. A replica pool cue is matted into the display on the bottom and the side. Overall approx size 34x44.
Autographs authenticated by JSA James Spence Authentication and PSA/DNA.
Zakk Wylde Autographed
Neil Zlowzower Original Photograph
When our dear friend Mark asked us to frame for him his original personalized photo autographed by Zakk Wylde and signed by the photographer Neil Zlowzower he left the frame design to us. He said "make it look rock & roll" This is what we came up with, as soon as we saw the microphone stand that was made of a chain we knew the perfect frame! We then triple matted the piece and enclosed it in Museum glass to preserve both of the signatures. What a cool piece this was. Definitely Rock & Roll!
New York Yankees Derek Jeter
Vintage Autographed Photo
When it comes to framing sports memorabilia come to where the pros go, Long Island Picture Frame & Art Gallery!
When asked to come up with a creative display for these Derek Jeter Photos we hit it out of the ball park! In the center is a vintage autograph from 1995 of New York Yankee Captain Derek Jeter creatively custom framed with 6 memorable career highlight moments, along with description plaques & logos.
We selected a dark ash gray suede mat for the outer may, and trimmed each photo with navy blue. Take notice of the dome top & dome bottom on the two center photos this adds a little more creativity to the matting than your traditional square openings. There are two description plaques one on top that reads New York Yankees Derek Jeter "The Captain" and the bottom plaque under the autograph that has his career stats. The vintage Derek Jeter autograph is one of the nicest vintage signatures we have seen. We framed the piece in a Charcoal Carrera lacquer & we enclosed in museum glass to preserve the autograph and to keep it from fading.
U.S. Four Star General H.Norman Schwarzkopf Portrait
What a tremendous honor for us when we were asked to custom frame the portrait that would be displayed of U.S. Four Star General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. His portrait would be proudly displayed for his memorial service at Cadet Chapel at the United States Military Academy at West Point,
Victorian Blanket early 1900's
When asked by our customer Rosanna "you guys can frame blankets right?" with a chuckle we replied "we can frame you!" So unfolded a blanket that was 36" x 80" and we started the framing design. Rosanna was looking for a frame that went with the old world feel of the Victorian blanket but that would also compliment the decor of her Vermont home. We floated the blanket on a sage green suede mat, complimented the oatmeal linen outer mat with a wood fillet. Custom framed in a 3 1/2" Roma wood frame, we enclosed the piece with museum glass to preserve the piece fading. On completion the blanket looked amazing!
Neil Peart's Concert Used Cymbal
We at Long Island Picture Frame always love to frame music memorabilia, It was a great honor to frame a autographed concert used cymbal by one of the greatest progressive rock drummers, Neil Peart.
We approached the framing design with the concert in mind, Rush's Time Machine Tour. We had a specific frame in mind but unfortunately it did not have the depth we were looking for, so we double stacked the frame to create our own shadowbox giving the depth we needed. We floated the cymbal on a grey & black linen mat and secured the cymbal using DW drum hardware from a cymbal stand. we enclosed the piece in museum glass to conserve the autograph.
Below is a picture of the inner frame, take notice it looks like a time machine. This piece was very cool!
Corporate going away Gift.
Turning a signed photo of a hospital into a gorgeous corporate going away gift.
Baby's Christening Gown
When it comes to custom framing and preserving a customers keepsake, one of the most challenging items to frame is a baby's christening gown. We are often asked to custom shadowbox items such as this.
We recommended floating the christening gown on a rose colored suede mat and lining the sides of the shadowbox with the same color. We used a deep gold leaf Larson Juhl Victorian shadowbox frame and enclosed the piece with museum quality glass.
Take notice of the small pair of baby shoe at the bottom along with the small cap on top. Our customer was over the moon after seeing the finished piece!
New York Islanders Stanley Cup Shadowbox Display
The Islanders dominated the ice in the early part of the 1980's, winning the Stanley Cup from 1981 - 1984. We created this gorgeous shadowbox with four autographed photos Jon Tonelli, Mike Bossy, Clark Gillies & Denis Potvin. Custom Framed in a 2" swan black laquer triple matted with New York Islander colors, white, blue & orange, we incorporated two laser engraved description plaques along with a mini replica Stanlet Cup. Overall custom framed size 28x42
Olympic Torch Display
One of our customers came in & had the honor of passing the torch in one of the Olympic games. They asked us to create a memorable shadowbox that can be displayed in their family room.
We selected a 2 1/2" cherry wood frame, double matted with a soft sage green suede matted and lined with a matching wood fillet on the top mat.
We dry mounted the photographs that were worn in the Olympics
and placed them on the shirt and shorts. We also added Olympic pins for that year as well. The torch proudly displayed behind museum glass for a lifetime to enjoy!
When you want to commemorate a memory from your school's sports team, nothing seems more appropriate than to frame the jersey or in this case a high school wrestlers singlet.
This 12th grader was graduating, and his parents wanted to create a keepsake for him. They came to Long Island Picture Frame & Art Gallery with a bag of items and asked us to design and custom frame a memorable display to present to their son.
We stretched the wrestling singlet and floated it on black suede. We added a photo of the wrestler and created an engraved plaque under the photo with his high school wrestling stats. We also added the school "K" along with two wresting pins. The piece is matted with green suede and white and framed in a 2" flat black frame. We enclosed the piece with conservation clear glass to protect the items from harmful light. We created a personalized piece for their son to enjoy for years to come.
Mariano Rivera Framed Jersey
When it comes to custom framing sports memorabilia, Long Island Picture Frame & Art Gallery is second to none! This Mariano Rivera jersey is double matted with pinstripes, a navy blue inner mat and floated on black suede. We lifted the outer mat so the glass does not come in contact with the jersey. This Mariano Rivera Jersey is custom framed in a 2" flat black and we floated a New York Yankees Core Four photo under the #42. This piece is enclosed in Conservation Clear glass to protect the autograph from fading. Notice that both patches are shown on the sleeves. We created a gorgeous piece that the customer loved!
John Theissen MMRF Power Team Jersey
John Theissen, founder of The John Theissen Children's Foundation, enjoys the sport of running. Long Island Picture Frame & Art Gallery has custom framed numerous medals and awards of his great accomplishments. Pictured here is John's MMRF Power Team shirt, custom framed with his medal and race number, a black suede outer mat, orange inner and floated on a liberty blue mat. The shirt is enclosed with Conservation Clear Glass to protect the shirt from fading.