The Trefler’s Frame Shop

Dina Shaposhnikova
Fine Art and Frame Specialist

I started working at Trefler’s in January 2019. For the first few months, I worked on claims (re-framing, cleaning, repairing), as I slowly got trained on frame restoration, mold-making, restoring art objects, and much more. I have over ten years of custom framing experience, having worked at frame shops around Boston. I received a B.A. in Illustration from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010. As a student with various part-time jobs, I gravitated towards custom framing because it can be very creative, fun, and educational working alongside other artists and designers. My knowledge of framing continues to expand as I learn from the various projects that I have had the pleasure of working on at Trefler’s, such as the framing of antique wallpaper, valuable prints, stretching canvases, re-framing amazing paintings. I love creating new frames and seeing how it can change the perception and effect of certain artwork on the viewer or the room environment.


Since starting at Trefler’s I’ve grown to enjoying as well restoring and touching up objects, including: frames, statues, and paintings. Since these objects are one of a kind, there is no room for error. I love this challenge.

At the Trefler’s frame shop, we work on framing projects of all sizes, guiding you through the process and helping you choose the best design for the presentation and preservation of your photographs, paintings, and mementos.

We work with a variety of vendors, including: Larson Juhl, Roma, and Decor for prefinished framing options. There are samples in the shop for you to look through before making your choice. Also offered are closed corner gilded frames, metal frames, plexiboxes, and display cases.

We offer display solutions customized to suit any art object or memorabilia. Available options include custom sizing and mounting, wood choice, color, finish and detailing. All objects are preserved in their original state using non- intrusive mounting methods. Our museum grade acrylic caps provide a 360-degree viewing field. We also offer custom wall-mantle displays and wall-mount solutions.

Matting:   We use museum-quality conservation grade mat boards to help preserve works on paper and other materials. These mats are archival, acid-free, 100% cotton rag, and come in a variety of colors. Also available hand-wrapped linen, silk, and custom French matting options.

Glazing:   A wide range of glazing options is available from most basic to the most technologically advanced. With the help of our expert advice, orders can include UV protective filters, as well as anti-reflective, and scratch resistant properties.

Written by Dina Shaposhnikova, Fine Art and Frame Specialist and Evan Gerstein, Lead Art Handler & Studio Assistant


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