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The Simplon frame is beautiful in its simplicity. It's a perfect complement to oil paintings, prints, watercolors, photos or mirrors, in finishes to fit all your needs. The accented liner enhances the artwork placed inside. The frame width is 3-1/4" and features a 5/16" rabbet.
These beautiful, wood plein air frames in golds and silvers are hand-finished with the "Old World" technique of showing hand leafing lines between each individual leaf that reveals a thin black separation line.
Note — Hanging hardware not included.
Color Matching — We do our best to match the color of frames, both on our website photography and in our catalogs, but differences in technology may affect the appearance of the photo on your screen. You are entitled to return, for refund or credit, any frame that does not meet your expectations.
Frame Depth — The depth of a frame refers to the depth of the frame's rabbet (the cut-out area behind the frame's molding that holds your artwork in place). To find a frame that will accommodate your artwork, measure the depth of the artwork, including any matting or mounting materials, and order a frame with a depth that is, at a minimum, the same as that measured depth.
Frame Dimensions — Frames are sized by the opening, not by the outside of the molding. To determine the size of frame to order, measure the outside of your artwork, including mat, and order that size frame. The frame will overlap your artwork ¼" all the way around, so your artwork will fit nicely behind the frame's molding.
Open Back Frames — These frames are meant to be hung on the wall and are sold as just the frame face. They are not shipped with backing material, glazing material, or hanging hardware. The open back frames are commonly used for traditional profile stretched canvases.
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Blick Simplon Plein Air Frames with Liners
from Titusville, Florida
Comments about Blick Simplon Plein Air Frames with Liners:
I have used these frames for over ten years. Not only are they are reasonably priced, they have a classic simplicity that truly highlights whatever is placed within them. I am a member of two galleries, and I constantly get positive feedback on how "professional" my paintings look hanging in the Simplon frames. Also, Dick Blick is totally reliable and quick to ship. I could not be more pleased.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Burlington, NC
These frames are well constructed and definitely add the finishing touch to my paintings. I have bought several of these.
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I would buy this product if again if it was flawless!
By James Z
I love the look of this frame but unfortunately three out 4 frames I ordered has a crack in it. It is not because of shipping! Unfortunately the gallery I submit my paintings to will not accept flawed frames. I strongly recommend that before it is shipped out it should be examined for any flaws.
from Upper Black Eddy, PA
Looks fantastic. Really solid piece, nice thick frame, and the gold is lovely as well. Makes a piece seem larger, brings out warm colors in the art. I can see paying at least $80-150 for something similar from your standard shop.
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My cougar painting in the frame.
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Simpson Plein Air Frames
from Piqua, Ohio
These frames are perfect for my paintings. I have ordered them several times now, and they are quality-made, without any blemishes or problems with their construction. They are a solid value, too.
So pleased with the frames.
from Moorestown, NJ
Love the service provided by Blick. Items arrive in a timely fashion and I am never disappointed in the quality of the ready-made, cost-effective frames in which I display my paintings. Thank you!!
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My painting medium is oil and acrylic on boards or canvas. This is a perfect frame for my style painting. My painting isn't quite finished yet, but I viewed it in the Blick Simplon plein air frame I just ordered; and I can tell it's going to be a winner!
Good value, needs more quality control
I buy the plein air frames with the liners, very nice frame and reasonably priced. My problem with this product is poor quality control. Propably 20% of the frames I buy are damaged and unusable. Blick's customer service is second to none, they are always polite and helpful and always replace the damaged frame without question; that's why I buy from them. They would save a lot of time and money if someone would just look the frames over before shipping and not ship damaged frames. Sometimes I have been able to touch them up myself but you can't put a painting for hundreds of dollars in a damaged frame and expect someone to buy it. Bottom line, I buy them because I know Blick will replace any damaged frames.
from Ridgway, CO
Suddenly my little painting looked ready for the gallery wall!
from Rockport, MA
This frame is quite lovely. The gold border adds a touch of elegance without being overly ostentatious. It balances the richness of the dark wood color. It looks great with the dark blues in my ocean painting. There is one small area in the corner of my frame, where I can see through it if I hold it up to the light, but that won't show when hanging on the wall. If not for that, I would give this product a 5 star rating.
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