Saturday, 30 April 2016

Frame Ornament




Monday, 25 April 2016

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Frames at Compton Verney Gallery

I paid my first visit to Compton Verney Gallery in Warwickshire recently, after it was mentioned to me by Lynn Roberts who runs the wonderful Frame Blog. It is situated in a classic country house with several collections (such as Naples art, British portraits, and Northern European work), with examples of some good antique and reproduction antique frames, all set in a landscape by Capability Brown. There is also a room with plasterwork frames by Robert Adam.



















Saturday, 16 April 2016

Saturday Jobs



A couple of frames finished today. Two very simple painted frames with a tray so the canvas will be positioned away from the frame sight edge, sometimes called a canvas tray or float frame. The other frame is white gold with paint and a wash finish.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Round Image Victorian Frame


This round aperture Victorian Louis XV Rococo revival frame came in recently for some restoration work.

Old and New



A 12ct white gold gilded frame, part of a large order I have just finished, and a nice example of a 17th Century British Louis XIII style carved frame.

Auction Eve May 4th 2016




Auction Eve in Paris has their next antique frame auction on Wednesday 4th May 2016. A very good selection of some 500 lots of antique frames. I like that their catalogues always have a humorous and interesting cover photo!

A PDF catalogue can be downloaded from their website: 


Monday, 11 April 2016

Large Reproduction Frame


A 7 1/2" wide frame profile made up from four sections of timber that is for a large reproduction frame project.

Large Gesso Frame


Lots of Gilded Frames



Lots of frames being water gilded in 12ct white gold at the moment.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Frames in Sudeley Castle.














Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire has some very interesting frames and paintings, not a huge number but a good selection of different styles, and several high quality antique frames. There are a few rooms where photography is not permitted, with some good frames not shown in my photos here. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

Bole Painted Frames



Frame Fridge Magnets


Love these antique frame fridge magnets that are sold by the National Portrait Gallery gift shop, you can also buy them online.