Picture Frame Restoration and Gilding

We can transform even the oldest and most damaged frames and carefully restore them back to their former glory. We can repair ornamentation and close mitres, repair gesso and finishes as well as water and transfer gild. We have extensive experience in restoring large ornate swept frames that have been chipped, covered in soot or split, that require disassembling and this sensitive restoration before re gilding. We carry a host of different glass types from antique hand made crown to Tru Vue museum glass. Our scrupulous approach to framing means that we use stamp hinge corners for mounting works of paper, not tapes and we always use an acid free backing card behind the work. We run a state of the art framing facility and are able to supply or imitate just about any picture moulding existing. With our computerised mount cutter we are able to supply even the most complex composite mounts. We also utilise a large vacuum press for items that require flattening.