Comprising more than 4,000 examples, our antique frame collection is the largest in the country and one of the top in the world. It includes Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, English and American frames from the 16th through the mid-20th centuries. Our collection of fine 19th-century and early 20th-century American frames is the world's largest. The breadth and diversity of our antique frame collection allows us to meet the needs of museums, institutions, art dealers and private collectors, who require historically accurate frames for important artworks. Our artisans repair and restore antique frames using the same traditional tools, techniques and materials with which they were originally made.
We are also noted for our state-of-the-art LowyScan™ system, developed in conjunction with IBM Research. LowyScan™ uses highly sophisticated digital imaging technology to match specific frames with a work of art. Once you've sent or e-mailed an image of your painting to Lowy, and spoken with one of our consultants, we will search our extensive collection for frames that are appropriate in period, style and country of origin. LowyScan™ modifies each frame to fit the art and allows you to "try on" the frame, eliminating virtually all guesswork from the process. You then can choose to receive a portfolio of images, printed with startling clarity on Kodak paper, or view your painting in various frames directly on your home computer. Along with providing a preview of the framed picture, LowyScan™ offers close-ups of our exquisitely detailed antique frames.