The people make all the difference  at House of Frames and Craven Allen Gallery.

  • The Triangle’s premier framer since 1968
  • Beautiful Art Gallery featuring North Carolinian artists
  • Distinctive museum quality framing
  • Archival and conservation materials
  • Region’s LARGEST selection of picture frame mouldings, including unique lines exclusive to our shop
  • Museum glass
  • Dedicated to serving the Duke University community
  • Professional corporate services
  • Friendly and experienced staff with over 90 years combined experience


Whether you have museum quality artwork to display in your corporate office, or a wonderful drawing by your child that you’d like to preserve forever, we can help you find the perfect frame.  We have the best selection of frame mouldings in the Triangle—possibly in all of North Carolina—and our expert staff is happy to help you discover just what you’re looking for, whatever your budget.We have framed everything you can think of, from kimonos to important historical documents to sports memorabilia.  We deal with over 70 suppliers, manufacturers and craftspeople to bring you the best selection from around the country, and around the world. Each member of our staff has a college degree in art or a related field and has at least 12 years framing experience. We use the best conservation quality, archival materials, and offer a variety of glazing materials which can protect your artwork from harmful UV rays.  We specialize in Museum Glass, which provides not only the utmost in protection, but also is practically invisible.


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