If you’re looking for traditionally designed, hand crafted mirrors, made in the U.S.A., look no further than Friedman Brothers. Friedman Brothers is the oldest and most prestigious manufacturer of handcrafted decorative wall art in the United States. The company has been family owned and operated for over 100 years, spending much of that history perfecting the art of Decorative Mirrors, Consoles, Sconces, Brackets, Cornices, Window Treatments and More. They’re known for their elegant and extremely high quality, custom mirror designs, some of which can even be found in the White House.
The company was founded by two brothers who emigrated from England in 1903. They brought with them an outstanding talent for old-world elegant design and the skilled crafts of wood carving and finishing, with special emphasis on Old World gold leafing. Through hard work and an unyielding commitment to design and quality, the Friedman brothers became the interior designer's supplier of choice for elegant and sophisticated decorative wall art over the years.
Over the years the Friedman Brothers passed down their passion for fine art and craftsmanship to others who took on the daily workings and craft of the company. To this day, that same heritage and quality product remains, tried and true over the years.
Friedman Brothers decorative art is so high in quality that it can be found in the most prestigious places in the World, including Museums, The Vatican and The White House. From the best hotels to private residences, interior designers specify Friedman products to bring a touch of prestige and elegance to their designs.
All Friedman Brothers products are constructed of the finest kiln dried woods. Artisans begin the first of the intricate and unique steps by precision cutting the pieces using carefully designed patterns. All wood joints are fitted carefully by hand to provide permanent bonded strength and to prevent warping. The product is then milled to its final shape and shipped to its new owner. ]]
The next step is the application of the exquisite ornaments. The ornaments are handmade from a process dating back over 200 years and a very special gesso composition developed in the 18th century to achieve intricate ornamentation. Every ornament is bonded, tooled and handcrafted requiring the expertise of a skilled craftsman.
As mentioned earlier, each mirror is custom made to order, ensuring that the customer gets every specific finish and detail that they want from their Friedman Brothers mirror.
Friedman Brothers is not only known for the quality of the ornamentation, but is considered a Master in the art of finishing. All of their gilding is leafed by hand. Wood finishes are painstakingly stained and rubbed to give the precise color and patina required by our customers as well.
Friedman Brothers can also finish their products in the ornamental Chinoiserie style. They employ highly-skilled artists that are trained in the art of bas-relief hand-painted designs. All detailing, coloring and shading is done by hand to create a true one-of-a-kind piece of art.
In summary, wood frames, gesso ornamentation, and water gilded hand burnished gold leaf are the signature of authentic museum quality reproductions crafted by Friedman Brothers. With hundreds of designs to choose from, you’re sure to find an elegant mirror design from Friedman Brothers that will fit your desires. You will then be able to customize the finishes, colors, and glass shape and opacity to your perfection. We work closely with Friedman Brothers directly for you, so we are able to answer any questions you may have with regards to your next mirror purchase. Here at Time For a Clock, we are here to help in any way possible and are always available via phone, email, text or instant message.