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We Invite You To Visit Our New Location In Downtown Stuart

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The Gilt Complex has moved … again.

In December an opportunity arose that we simply couldn’t pass up. A retail store location on Colorado Avenue in downtown Stuart became available.

The Art of Finished Corner Frame Making

The art of finished corner frame making

This past summer we had the good fortune to visit our friends at Quattro Frameworks in Long Island City, New York.  These highly skilled artisans produce exquisite closed corner frames in a variety of styles.  Their designs range from traditional American, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch to modern and contemporary styles.

The value of art restoration

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Francis Kelly, the 20th century artist and conservator, noted that “every work of art starts out on the progressive path to destruction from the moment it is created…. When the object passes from the artist’s hands he can but pray it will be well looked after.”

And therein lies the challenge.

Welcome to The (newly updated) Gilt Complex

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There have been a lot of changes at The Gilt Complex over the past several months.

Last fall Peter Crafts, the company’s founder, retired. That’s when Pam and I came aboard as the new owners. As you can probably imagine there’s been a whirlwind of activity since then.