Abstract: A new and improved wood frame construction in which the artwork may be end-loaded into a frame in which three of the four sides are permanently interconnected with the fourth side being removable to accommodate the loading of the artwork into the frame. In particular the new and improved frame construction has a very narrow front profile making the frame quite attractive and comparatively unique in its appearance.
Abstract: A picture frame comprising a generally rectangular main frame plate having a rectangular flat transparent front face; side edge walls extending inwardly and rearwardly from the long sides of said front face at a predetermined acute angle; a plurality of clamping members adapted to firmly engage the inner surfaces of said side edge walls and the inner surface of said front face; each of said clamping members comprising an elongated bar having a resilient spring finger means at each end thereof; said spring finger means being of sufficient resilience to apply a strong clamping force through said elongated bar toward said front face independently of the spacing of said bar from said face; whereby sheet material to be displayed, regardless of its thickness, will be clamped securely and firmly against said face by said clamping members.
Abstract: A gallery-quality frame for displaying fine artwork, including four mitered molding sections connected to form a rectangular frame. Each of the molding sections is formed of clear acrylic material and has a solid cross-sectional configuration defining a planar outer side wall, a planar front wall and a planar rear wall generally perpendicular to said side wall, a planar inner side wall, and independent lip, retaining, and assembly flanges projecting inwardly from said inner side wall. Pairs of L-shaped corner joining plates are associated with contiguous end portions of the assembly flanges. The front and rear walls of the molding are highly polished in a manner whereby the sections are transparent from front to rear. The geometry of the sectional frame sections as well as the frosting of their side edges totally conceals the connecting hardware from front view.