Oval Cut Mats

Back in the late eighteen hundreds and up to the nineteen forties oval and round frames made up over half of all the frames being made and sold. A large percentage of these frames were made for round family portraits.

Many families still have old family photographs that are oval, round, and/or convex stashed in their attic or basement because this type of frame is now uncommon and very difficult to come by. Today, less than 5% of all picture frames produced are oval or round.

Oval cut mats are the solution to this problem and will accommodate any artwork that does not fit into a parallelogram frame or mat opening. The oval cuts are done from the inside of a square mat and then fitted into square/ rectangular frames.