Diego Salazar Antique Frames

Diego Salazar is one of America’s premier dealers in museum-quality antique and fine quality replica frames, with a comprehensive collection of hundreds of European and American pieces dating from the 15th through the 20th centuries.

In addition to his knowledge and experience in antique framing, he is an expert in frame restoration and conservation.

His work can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, El Museo del Prado, MoMA, Chicago Art Institute, Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens, Parish Museum, Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonhams, as well as in private collections around the world.

Please call us on +1 718 937 9077 or email us on info@diegosalazar.com to make an appointment.

Antique Frames

Expert Consultation

Diego Salazar will survey the frames in your collection. This can be a wonderful way of learning about important frames in your collection, and designating which artworks might be candidates for reframing. Sometimes a good but inappropriate frame for a painting might be an excellent choice for another painting in your collection that is also in need of reframing; a frame survey can help curators and collectors make better use of their existing frame resources.

Please call us on +1 718 937 9077 or email us on info@diegosalazar.com to make an appointment.

Frame and Art Restoration

The best course of action is not always to regild an antique surface if paint or other elements have been applied to the original gilding; sometimes it can be cleaned so that the original finish is once again exposed. It is also possible to restore damage to one section of a frame using new gilding that is made to match the original surface; this is often a viable alternative to stripping and regilding the entire surface of the frame. We regard each frame as an individual work or art, and proceeding in this manner assures that the frame retains more of its value, and saves our clients time and money.

In addition to antique frame restoration, we can arrange for the conservation and restoration of your art works. We have an ongoing working relationship with a number of experts in this field, including the renowned Moro Studios, which is located on our building.

Please call us on +1 718 937 9077 or email us on info@diegosalazar.com to discuss frame and art restoration.