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2017 Editors’ Choice

museum quality custom framing | best of Boston North

-WC ART and FRAME Expo, Las Vegas Nevada, January 2017

Our Lead Framing Designer Framing Mira Bishop was invited by the Tru Vue to create a show piece, currently exhibited the West Coast Art & Frame Expo and National Conference show in Las Vegas, featuring Museum Glass. LINK

museum glass, art preservation, art conservation,

-Special Event, November 2014
22nd, Saturday 10 a.m.-6 pm and
23rd Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oliver Brothers and Target Cancer Foundation

location: Oliver Brothers Studio,

117 Elliott Street, #4A, Beverly, MA 01915

Join us in raising funds for rare cancers research.
Rare cancers lack funding and basic research tools, and as a result, there is no treatments and a survival rate is poor.

We will help raise funds for rare cancers research in two ways:

When you buy a custom frame-  we will donate 15% of the entire sale to Target Cancer Foundation.

When you engage us to restore an artwork-  we will donate a $100 to Target Cancer Foundation.

special art restoration eventTarget Cancer Foundation is changing the outlook for those fighting rare cancers by funding innovative rare cancer research, fostering collaborations between researchers, and raising awareness. You can learn more about Target Cancer Foundation HERE.

TaretCancer was founded by our life long friend Paul Poth, for whose cholangiocarcinoma there was no treatment or cure. Paul died in August 2009, but his mission continues in an effort to ensure that  others diagnosed with rare cancers will have real treatment options – and a chance to live. If you can’t join us on November 22nd and 23rd you can make your donation



-North Shore Magazine, August 2014

Best Of  Bostons North Shore, Editors’ Choice

“Whether it’s an original Marie Cassatt, a novice’s first piece, or just something sentimental, the expert staff at Oliver Brothers will take the utmost care to frame it with finesse. Offering a huge selection of frames from around the globe- representing all manner of styles, finishes, liners, and mats- choice are the options. Digital imaging of custom projects allows patrons to visualize a frame’s potential fit with any given work. Innovative designs, in-home consultations, and restoration of antiques are just a few ways in which Oliver Brothers holds its top position in the industry.”

Best custom picture framing award

-Canton Citizen, November 14th 2013
World War I monument restored, Canton,  Massachusetts

In Honor of Veterans Day
“There are few companies in America with the pedigree of the Oliver Brothers in Beverly, Massachusetts. For over 160 years, this company has been restoring some of the nation‘s most treasured works of art. James Oliver, the original founder of the firm, was trained and worked as an art restorer in Scotland. Some time before 1850nhe arrived in New York to build a trade that would yield the preeminent art restoration company in the United States. Moving to Boston after Civil War, this is the same firm that in 1906 restored Gilbert Stuart’s painting of General Washington that hangs in the Connecticut State Capitol. It is Oliver Brothers that just completed work on Canton’s monument to the Great War.”

Canton Massachusetts, restoration by Oliver Brothers

 -Winslow Homer (1836 –1910) , Adirondack Scene: Man in Boat,  watercolor on paper  This incredible watercolor was restored, framed, delivered by us.


Winslow Homer, restored watercolor by Oliver Brothers- the oldest art restoration firm in the United States

– Textile restoration- An antique sampler, before and after restoration.

Textile restoration example

– The Butterfly Tray- You can read more about the tray here.

antique object display afrer conservation

-The Hingham Journal, May 24th 2012

Mural has been restored by Carol Britton Meyer


 Mural has been restored  art restoration experts Greg Bishop and Peter Tysver  The Hingham Journal
Mural art restoration, Oliver Brothers art restoration experts
Pat and Frank Hanrahan  in their home with Oliver Brothers restores Greg Bishop and Peter Tysver


  • -Boston University, Portrait of Dr. Bennett- painting and frame restoration



Boston University Collection


  • -Our Lady Of Guadalupe, painting on canvas and wood


Private collection, Orleans, MA
  • -Restoration and custom framing of the giclee prints by Vladimir Kush; Hotel Marlowe, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Hotel Marlowe, Cambridge, MA
  • -Restoration of a recently discovered  mural in Hingham, MA
South See Island Scene Mural and an article from The Hingham Journal

  • -Restoration of over 90 smoke damaged paintings, works on paper, picture frames and sculpture from the Yaddo Art Colony in Saratoga Springs, New York

  • -Restoration of a painting of the Arctic by William Bradford included in the show To the Ends of the Earth at the Peabody-Essex Museum
  • -Restoration of a woodblock print by Milton Avery
  • -Restoration of eight paintings and frames from Northeastern University’s Kerr Hall that were damaged by smoke and fire
  • -Cleaning and restoration which revealed the signature of the important African-American painter Robert Scott Duncanson on a previously unattributed 19th century landscape painting
  • -Restoration of an antique carved picture frame by Charles Prendergast
  • -Framing and installation of a large scale photograph (8′ x 12′) at Northeastern University’s African American Institute


Northeasten University artwork installation, Boston, MA
  • -Restoration of three paintings by Fitz Henry Lane in the Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • -Cleaning and lining of twenty three large painting by R.H. Ives Gammel comprising a pictorial sequence based on Francis Thompson’s poem, The Hound of Heaven

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