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Award Winning Custom Picture Framing Design

As art restorers, we frequently have requests from our clients to find appropriate custom picture framing solutions. Our background working with antique fine art and antique picture frames has guided us in our efforts to assemble a comprehensive selection of historically accurate period frames.

Our in-house award winning designer Mira Bishop is dedicated to creating unique custom picture framing solutions. Trained as an architect, Mira incorporates her knowledge of architectural, interior and graphic design so your framed artwork or custom mirrors will satisfy your design requirements and lifestyle. In addition to private clients, Mira works with many interior designers, corporations and institutions. Some of her awards are listed at the bottom of the page.

We also have the ability to accurately re-create any historic design and have access to several large collections of antique picture frames. We can copy or modify existing designs or create new designs for specific artwork or a custom mirror.

In addition to period frames, we also offer a wide range of contemporary picture frames. Our cutting- edge contemporary picture frame offerings come from Europe, South America and the United States.  We consistently explore new ideas and the latest design innovations and creations in an effort to offer the best selection, quality and variety of custom framing options to our clients.

To make an appointment with Mira or for more information about custom framing please call 617-536-2323 or e-mail [email protected]

From Northshore Magazine, August 2014:

“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.” 

National Competition Judging

Several times, Mira Bishop of Oliver Brothers was a judge in the national custom framing competition, “Champions of Conservation”. The competition is sponsored by TruVue and takes place at the annual WCAF Expo in Las Vegas. Mira was the first winner of the “Champions of Conservation” competition in 2013. She won first place “Best in Show” award for her work “Framing Art on a Napkin”.

Please click on each category for more information:


gilded standing picture frame with base |gilded standing picture frame with base

An antique map of battles and invasions in England and Ireland from the Norman Conquest (1066) to the Spanish Armada (1588). The 400-year-old document is visible on both sides and protected by the Optium Museum Acrylic. You can read more about the project HERE


Hi Mira – I thought you might enjoy seeing how the frame and art looks now that it’s hung. Thank you so much for your help, we are delighted with it as framed. Happy Spring!

Liz W

Liz W
testimonial, custom framing
Oil painting, modern, framed with white gold


Antique textile framing

Antique textile custom framing example

seamless hardwood picture frame

Original photographs in a seamless hardwood hand finished frame


You can read more about “The Grand Prize” award here

Tru Vue sets the standard in glazing that enhances, protects, and beautifies. From custom framing to conservation and preservation in museums and galleries across the globe, to commercial optics, Tru Vue is known as a leader and innovator in the protection and conservation of all things framed and displayed. You can learn more about Tru Vue products HERE

Best of the North Shore, Editor’s choice

2013 |2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2022

Northshore Magazine September 2017: “In business since 1850, Oliver Brothers knows that framing is about so much more than just hanging a picture; it’s a crucial part of how fine art and antiques are preserved. At Oliver Brothers, framers and art conservators work side by side, ensuring that your artwork is not only appropriately displayed but also well cared for. Turn to them for museum-quality framing, a frame selection from around the globe, in-home consultations, and even historically accurate framing options.”

Northshore Magazine September 2022:”Frames and framing services are often overlooked, but they’re incredibly important, adding an extra dimension of taste, style, and preservation to your pieces. Oliver Brothers provides custom framing services that go far beyond what’s typical, including antique art framing, museum glass, shadow boxes, custom mirrors, and out-of-the-box design, plus in-home consultations.” LINK

Design award custom picture framing

BEST in Show 2013-  Conservation Framing Design International WC Art and Frame Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada The largest show in the art and custom picture framing industry!

the best custom picture frames
museum quality custom picture framing | best of Boston North
Best of North Shore, Editor’s choice: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2022

From North Shore Magazine, August issue 2013:

“Stepping through the door of Oliver Brothers Custom Framing shop is akin to time travel.  An extension of the oldest fine art restoration company in the nation, they have cared for pieces by the likes of Degas, Cezanne, Andy Warhol, and Andrew Wyeth.  Framing services, a selection of historically accurate period and contemporary frames, and pick-up and delivery of large works are available.”

To make an appointment with Mira or for more information about custom framing please call 617-536-2323 or e-mail [email protected]

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