Thursday, 26 June 2014

Centre repair

The finished repair to a damaged swept frame centre ornament.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Last damaged frame...

The last damaged frame to come into the workshop today, was this Victorian Neoclassical frame. It has numerous small areas that need repairing, but overal the condition is relatively good.

Another damaged frame

This Scottish made antique swept frame has various areas of damage to the composition ornament. I like the design of this frame, especially the large leaves at the centres which are more realistic/organic looking than many designs.

Frame damage

A swept frame with typical transit/shipping damage, one of the centres has been knocked off. Unfortunately the missing section was lost, which is a shame as it would have saved some time and made the repair much easier. 

Friday, 13 June 2014

World Cup 2014

We are showing our support for England in the World Cup, with this framed flag made from mountboard!

Composition repairs

Antique sub-frame

An example of a sub-frame used on an antique framed watercolour. When a narrow moulding is used on a large picture, a sub-frame is fitted to create a strong frame to take the size and weight. 

Gilded Empire frame

Two gilded frames