Thursday, 30 August 2012

Repair job

Little carved frame

A nice little carved and oil gilded frame, I have just made some repairs and fitted a matt water gilded slip. 

New mitres cut

Next exhibition order

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Antique cut down

A silver gilded antique frame that has been cut down at two diagonal opposite corners, it was then glued, clamped and pinned. 

Some hand made frames

Gaping mitres

Two antique rough sawn and oil gilded frames which have rather big gaps at the mitres.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Gilding samples

Today I was gilding these corner samples and also some frames for a big order. There are 20+ more frames to be gilded next week, some of these can be seen in the photo above.

Washline mount

A traditional washline mount on museum mountboard for a limited edition artist's print. It will be framed in an antique looking gilt frame.

Quick repair job

Tuesday, 14 August 2012


I've been painting bole on frames today, most of the big order of gilded frames have been done, and some corner samples in various bole colours. The antique frame in the background of the top photo has also had some repaired areas painted with bole.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Fusilier portrait

We recently visted the Tower of London, and had a very enjoyable day out. This military portait and antique frame can be seen in the entrance to The Fusilier Museum located within the Tower of London. It is a great example of a 19th composition ornamented frame. The museum has a collection of medals, uniforms, portraits, and other items of importance to the regiments history.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Antique frame

A good quality Louis XIV style revival frame, compo ornament, with original highly burnished water gilding. It just need some damage and missing sections repaired/replaced. 


Saturday, 4 August 2012

Yearly order

We have a number of orders that repeat annually for long standing exhibitions, these obeche frames are one of them, and make up half of this order. These frames are just waiting to have a size coat of rabbit skin glue brushed on, and I am just going to the workshop to do this now... 

Narrow slips

These 3 narrow slips have some bits of wood fixed to the back so they are easy to handle and are not flimsy, the inner section will be gilded.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Painted gesso slips

Detail finished frame