The Art of Metal: Nielsen Aluminum Frames

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 within two business days. We can provide frames as small as 5”x5” and as large as 96” (8’) united. 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 by what's on sale. Our most popular collections are Standard and Radius (Profiles #11 and #58) and Radius Colorcast (Profile #15).

As you browse, use our unique “Frame Detail Page“ to see prices and dimensions, to zoom in for visual details, examine a 360 degree view of every profile and to order 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 160 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 and consulting the Coupon page.

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