Short answer: by hand; in Italy; and by insanely skilled master artisans using centuries-old techniques, cutting-edge technology, and environmentally friendly materials. Here at Page Waterman, Gallery & Framing, Roma Mouldings are among our choice of hand finished, furniture quality frames. We understand art and custom framing. After all, we are artists and art collectors with over 100 years of finding the right framing approach for everything, including your art, cherished memories, photos and momentos. 

About Our Custom Framing

Page Waterman, Gallery & Framing has offered fine framing since 1917. We have a range of products and services suitable for many types of art — from a child’s drawing to an original oil painting.

We also offer restoration for oil paintings and frames. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff bring over 175 collective years of framing experience to provide you with the best design for your artwork. Most work is done in our on-site workshop.

custom framing at Page Waterman Fine Framing

Hand Finished, Furniture Quality Frames are Included in our Comprehensive Line of Frames

Most framing businesses carry frames from only a few manufacturers. Our frames, which include over 1000 corner samples, represent the finest from over 20 vendors. Having a broad selection provides our customers the best choice possible, from a simple hardwood to hand-carved 22kt gold leaf moulding.


Two-thirds of my art work on the walls at home was framed here!

Andrea S.

Newburyport, MA

custom framing at Page Waterman Fine Framing

Special Hand-made Mat Designs

We offer elegant and sophisticated frame techniques impossible to find in franchised frame stores. We create French mats, especially suitable for watercolors and antique prints, that include hand-drawn, colored lines, Italian marbleized paper, and pastel washes custom designed to enhance a piece of artwork. We also make fabric-wrapped mats using a broad array of silks and linens custom matched to your artwork.

Framing Memorabilia

Page Waterman Gallery has a large selection of shadowbox frames for displaying all types of memorabilia from a treasured piece of heirloom jewelry to a child’s favorite baby quilt. Our experienced staff uses a variety of materials to permanently display your prized possessions at their best. We even build museum-style plexiglass boxes for your 3-dimensional objects which are best viewed from all sides.

Needle Art

Page Waterman Gallery offers fine framing for all types of needle art including needlepoint and embroidery.


custom framing at Page Waterman Fine Framing
custom framing at Page Waterman Fine Framing

Museum Conservation Standards

We adhere strictly to museum conservation standards. All of our pertinent materials, from the matboard we use, to the paper we glue to the back of our frames, are 100% acid-free. We offer a range of glass and plexiglass products to minimize the sun damage and glare. We treat every piece of art individually and make a framing recommendation that will protect and preserve your investment.


Any of our picture frame mouldings may be used to create a custom mirror for your living room and master bathroom. We offer regular and beveled mirror glass.

custom framing at Page Waterman Fine Framing

Delivery Time

While some of our finer frames may take several weeks to complete, we keep a large supply of stock moulding for rush framing jobs. Need a photo framed for a special gift in a hurry? We can provide same day turnaround for most items.