Friday, December 4, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sylvester Stallone at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Sylvester Stallone posing with our grey barriers.
While in Philadelphia to promote his upcoming Rocky film Creed, Sylvester Stallone visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art, touring the Modern and Contemporary and European Paintings galleries, including the special exhibition 'The Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by Rubens, Michelangelo and Titian,' where he admired Peter Paul Rubens’ muscular painting 'Prometheus Bound.' “That’s the painting I remember most from visiting the Museum when I was a kid,” he said.
(Photo: Joseph Hu) http://ow.ly/Ux7I1

Friday, July 17, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tobacco Pipe Display

 Pipe Display


Here is a terracotta tobacco pipe displayed on one of our spidermounts. This is a display where you bend the wire yourself to hold your object in place. They can be seen here:
http://www.artdisplay.com/smoking-pipe-display.html

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Q-Cord retractable barriers at Whitney Museum

 Q-Cord

The Whitney Museum of American Art using the Q-Cord retractable barrier with double cords to meet ADA standards. Available here: http://www.artdisplay.com/store/p/1729-Q-Cord-Retractable-Barriers.aspx#

Monday, April 20, 2015

Cane and Walking Stick Display Stands


Collectible canes and walking sticks are available in a wide range from many cultures and time periods. 
The basic purpose of a walking stick or cane is to help a person balance while walking.  Walking sticks used by hikers aid in clearing the way as well as breaking downhill or added support for going uphill. They have also been known to be used as a defensive or offensive weapon which may even conceal a blade in the end.
Around the 17th or 18th century a rigid stick took over from the sword as a part of the European gentlemen’s wardrobe and was used primarily as a walking stick. In addition to its value as a decorative accessory it also continued to fulfill some of the function of the sword as a weapon.
Many of the old vintage canes and walking sticks are now sought after by collectors.
Art Display Essentials has developed a stock stand just for canes and walking sticks. The bottom is made of 3/8” steel to give good ballast to a stick that extends far past the arms of the base. These arms can be bent to adjust for the different diameters of different walking sticks, canes or staffs. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vertical Shell Display


 Center Post Base


 Typically this shell would be displayed horizontally. But if you want to try something different displaying it vertically may be more interesting. It is displayed on a center post base available here:

Monday, March 30, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

Displaying Plates and Bowls

 Plate stands
Collectible plates, bowls, cups and saucers are available in a wide range from many cultures and time periods.  Some plates were made specifically to be collector plates released as limited additions. With the growing number of these plates being released, a universal numbering system was devised called Bradex numbers so they could be listed on the Bradford Exchange. This number is divided into three sections. The first section tells you what country the plate was produced in, the next section indicates the producer of the plate, and the next part tells you the series and addition.
There are a number of ways to display plates, the most popular approach is the easel. Bowl stands require a deeper easel than a plate stand simply because bowls are deeper than plates.

Art Display Essentials offers stock plate and bowl stands in a variety of sizes and styles. Clear easels are available in a large range of sizes going up to 18” tall to hold a platter or charger. We also offer clear bowl stands as well.

Some clear stands are also adjustable, allowing you to adjust for depth or the angle of display.
 Easels in wood are also available in a number of sizes and finishes including deep easels for bowls. These easels are folding so the depth has some adjustability.
There are risers for plates and bowls as well as platform easels, which are used for objects with pointed bottoms like a “heart“ shape. Risers can also be used to display the piece at a higher level so something can be placed out in front.
Another way to display a plate is on the wall. The size and weight of your plate will determine which style wall hanger is best for your needs. Standard spring wire holders can be used on lighter plates. These have some adjustability to them in the expansion of the spring. Another adjustable holder is a plastic holder that puts less stress on the point of contact. Larger plates can be displayed with an adjustable acrylic wall holder.