Eli Wilner & Company is the leading frame restoration expert. We are a preferred provider for both AXA and Chubb fine art insurance, and we have been chosen to perform frame restorations for the most prestigious public and private art collections. Eli Wilner & Company has completed hundreds of complex antique frame restorations for private collectors and public institutions. Increasingly, curators, dealer, collectors, and aficionados embrace the aesthetic and historical value of antique frames. With a 10,000 square foot studio, the Wilner expert carvers, gilders, and mold-makers are able to complete a remarkably wide range of projects, including those that smaller studios cannot accommodate.
Recent years have seen a revolution take place in the way the antique frame is perceived. As awareness of the antique frame as an important decorative object in its own right increases, curators, collectors and dealers are re-evaluating their views. This includes mounting exhibitions, presenting symposiums and carefully considering issues of frame conservation and restoration.
According to The New York Times article Letting the Frame Speak for the Artist, “Mr. Wilner, the framer, said his restoration work had increased five-fold during the last year, as museums with tight budgets for new acquisitions concluded that this was ‘an economical way to dress up their collections.’” Read the full article here .
"Oh Eli . . . that frame.
Perfection. I'm actually speechless.
I thought I understood before. But now I really understand.
Wow. wow. wow. "
Arthur Cohen, CEO
“The nicest staff, the best service, and the most beautiful antique frames in the country.”
Carrie Rebora Barratt
Associate Director Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
"One facet of the relationship is the incredible scholarship and the discerning eye Eli brings to the choice of just the right frame. There is no one who can make a frame recommendation with the same blend of historical accuracy, sensitivity, and discernment. The end result elevates the viewing experience and appreciation for the work of art. The Eli Wilner choice is truly an opportunity to transform a work of art in a way the original artist would have found inspirational. Artists of our own time have collaborated with Eli to frame their work in ways that become part of the art statement itself. Working with Eli is the artist's best kept secret."
Jim Dicke II, CEO
Crown Equipment Corporation