Fit for a Tsar

Frames of Finely-Cast Pewter, Gold Plated, Enameled and Set with Swarovski crystals (LEO Design)

When I first discovered these beautiful photo frames—designed and made by Edgar Berebi in Providence, Rhode Island—I was astounded by their quality and old-time craftsmanship. First the frames are cast in pewter, then hand-chased (finished) to remove any flaws or rough areas.  Next they are plated in 24 karat gold, enameled, and decorated with hand-set Swarovski crystals.  The amount of time and effort required results in the kind of frames one might have found in Napoleon III’s Paris or The Tsar’s Saint Petersburg.

I usually avoid newly-made items which might be confused for antiques.  In this case, however, the frames’ quality and craftsmanship make stocking them a requirement! Furthermore, even when one does find them, the old ones are usually the wrong size, missing stones, or many (many)-times the price.  I am always proud to put-out a new collection of these exquisitely-made frames. Please click on the photo above to learn more about the front-most photo frame—or call us if we may answer any questions.


LEO Design's Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed.  While we contemplate our next shop location, please visit our on-line store which continues to operate  (

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