Pierre Easel Frame: Zinc

Desktop easel-style frame melded from zinc, in various sizes and shapes


Why We Love This

This zinc frame looks and feels like it was hammered from the earth but is delicate enough to allow any art or object displayed to be the main attraction. Slip a print, small painting or pressed leaves behind the glass and the image will float in this neutral-hued frame.


Zinc is steeped in history. In 13th century India—centuries before zinc was mined in the metallic form—zinc compounds were used for healing wounds and sore eyes. It’s believed that the Chinese started using zinc at the end of the third century BC for making Hindu and Buddhist icons, once they discovered that zinc added to copper created a golden glitter. Since it molded readily, was inexpensive compared to stone, and could be painted to imitate more expensive metals, zinc was also frequently used throughout history for sculptural, decorative and architectural elements. This Pierre Easel Frame from HomArt connects the past to the present.

About the Maker

Serenity, simplicity, and warmth—these qualities resonate throughout HomArt’s collection of objects and furnishings. Sustainability is also at the heart of the California company’s approach to decor. Some of its one-of-a-kind products are discovered on antiquing trips around the world, at Indian souks, Asian bazaars and European flea markets. Others are crafted from recycled materials by artists who transform abandoned materials into new decorative objects with a timeless charm.

Additional information

Weight 13.1 oz

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