Hackman Frames makes frame for retiring Ohio Senate President
We are honored to have been chosen to make the frame for the portrait of the retiring Ohio Senate President Tom Neihaus, painted by Leslie Adams of Toledo Ohio.
The frame style chosen was the AM414FC, modified to have a plain panel, and was water gilded in 22k gold leaf.
The portrait will hang permanently in the Ohio Statehouse. - Images
Hackman Frames makes two frames for the Ohio Statehouse rotunda
Hackman Frames is proud to have been chosen to make picture frames for two portraits hanging in the Ohio Statehouse rotunda.
The portraits are of three famous Ohio pioneers,Thomas Edison, painted by Howard Chandler Christy, and the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilber, painted by Dwight Mutchler.
Both frames have rabbet sizes of 9 x 12 feet and the molding is 10 1/2 inches wide.The molding was milled in our shop out of Honduran mohogany and received a shellac finish and patination to match the new furnishings of the House and Senate chambers.The liners and ornaments on the frames were finished with water gilded 22K gold leaf.
The entrances into the Ohio Statehouse rotunda are standard 8 foot doorways; therefore,special miter joints and fastening system had to be designed to allow the frame to be assembled in the rotunda once the legs of the frame were delivered. The paintings were fit into the frames in the rotunda and elaborate scaffoldings and pulleys were used by the riggers to hang the paintings high on the walls.
The framed paintings now hang permanently along side several other large paintings in the spectacular newly renovated Ohio Statehouse. - Images