Fine metal frames are the mainstay of galleries and museums because they are affordable, conservation quality, light but sturdy, easy to assemble and extremely versatile. At American Frame, we carry the best in metal: Nielsen aluminum picture frame mouldings.
The inventor of the classic “gallery” frame and the leading manufacturer of metal mouldings worldwide, Nielsen has been making frames for over forty years. They began with the profile inspired by those originally designed for New York’s Museum of Modern Art in the 1950s. Today, they offer a comprehensive portfolio of choices, unrivaled quality and cutting-edge style made entirely in America of 100% recyclable aluminum, which makes them earth-friendly in addition to just plain gorgeous.
American Frame is not only the nation’s #1 online retailer but also the low cost leader of custom Nielsen metal picture frames, available as a standalone item or as a custom Nielsen Bainbridge frame kit. Each moulding comes directly from Nielsen’s manufacturing plant in Gainesboro, Tennessee to American Frame’s Maumee, Ohio facility. When you order, our crafts people precision-cut your custom frame in 1/16” increments and ship it ready-to-assemble. We can provide frames as small as 5” x 5”. All orders include assembly hardware (i.e. corner brackets, screws and spring clips), wall hangers and bumper pads. Wire and other accessories can be purchased according to your project.
Shop Nielsen frames at American Frame by collection, style, color, and frame width. Our most popular collections are Standard Nielsen 11, Radius Nielsen 58 and Radius Colorcast Nielsen 15.
As you browse our frames, you can view our "Frame Detail Page" to see product images, dimensions and request product samples. Free 2” samples and low-cost corner samples are available. If you need a color or profile we don’t carry, we’ll be glad to order it direct from Nielsen. Contact Customer Service at (800) 537-0944 to discuss your request.
With over 100 Nielsen metal colors and profiles, American Frame makes it easy for both occasional framers and professional artists to find a metal look they’ll love at a price that will please. Look for extra savings and promotions by signing up for American Frame’s E-Tips Newsletter and consulting the sale page.