Period frames are increasing in value, and a painting is more valuable in its original frame than in a new frame, so it is important to maintain your collection. To help you manage this process, Harvard Art provides expert surveys of frame collections.
A survey from Harvard Art includes a condition report and treatment recommendation for each frame, along with relevant observations such as a frame’s period-appropriateness for a given painting. Our surveys also include priority rankings for treatment, based on which frames are most valuable and which are in most need of repair. Taken together, the reports, recommendations, and rankings in our frame surveys provide the knowledge you need to budget and plan for future conservation treatments.