Saturday, 28 November 2015

Water Gilding


A load of frames that are ready to be water gilded. Sixteen are for a gallery and two others for individual privat orders. Four frames will be gilded in 23.5ct gold, one in 22ct moon gold, and thirteen in 12ct white gold. 

Friday, 27 November 2015

Window Frames


Here is another example of frames used on the high street in window displays... A previous post is here: Frames in Retail Displays

Roseberys London Auction





Roseberys London auction house continues to establish their place as the destination to buy antique frames at auction, with 200 lots in their 1st December 2015 sale. Frame lots start at number 400:

Louis XVI Revival Frame


Edwardian Ebonised and Gilt Frame


White Cassetta Frame


A corner sample of a tray type cassetta frame, finished in white, a style that is sometimes referred to as a St. Ives frame. As a guide to prices, a frame like this sample to fit a 12" x 12" painting costs around £25 in materials charged, and the same in labour and overheads, with VAT the total cost is £60

Sketch Book





My lovely wife bought me this little sketch book at the weekend, it has lots of frames which can be filled with doodles and sketches, as well as plinths, cabinets and other museum display areas that can be filled with drawings. What a great little book!

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Skulls Frame



Antique Frames



Moon Gold and Gesso


American Frames



A couple of examples of American arts and crafts early 20th Century carved frames.

Parcel Gilded Frame




On this frame only the inner section is coated in gesso, bole, and then water gilded in 22ct moon gold on grey bole. The rest of the frame will be painted directly on the wood grain.