We generally frame paintings and works on paper at Bark Frameworks—drawings, prints and photographs. However, we have the design capability and specialized craftspeople to frame almost anything. During our 45 year history, we’ve framed boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali, skateboards, Oreo cookies, an entire leg cast, and a wrought iron elevator door designed by Louis Sullivan. In this case, we were framing a much smaller object, a personal treasure of the owner.
Shown here is a bronze belt buckle that our client wanted to have framed for his brother as a birthday gift. The buckle depicts The Pharaoh’s Horses—the image was copied from a popular mid 19th century print by John Frederick Herring. The buckle commemorates the Rough Riders, a volunteer cavalry led by Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War.