Pewter Picture Frames
Western Art Deco Frames
Pewter has a dark gray color, sometimes with a copper-like or bluish tone to it. It is essentially an alloy of tin and lead. There coloration gives them a definite rustic western flavor. although you may find that some items described as ‘pewter frames’ are made of another metal and merely look like pewter in terms of color.
In other words, if you want a real pewter picture frame, check what it is made of before you part with your cash.
A real pewter frame is a good alternative to silver; not only because it tends to be less expensive, but also thanks to its resilience against discoloration and tarnishing.
Picture frames made with pewter will look good in any décor (particularly art deco); choose ornate and intricate patterns for a traditional look or a solid, understated design for a clean, contemporary feel.
Like silver, pewter frames are suitable for showcasing almost any type of picture. However one of the best ways to use a pewter frame is for black and white photographic prints, perhaps of a wedding or a christening.