Picture Frame Restoration
Devonshire Fine Art have been restoring antique picture frames for over thirty years. Our largest project was a gilt swept frame on a Thomas Gainsborough landscape painting measuring approximately 5' x 7'.
Frame Restoration Services
Missing details and decoration on plaster and gesso antique frames can be replaced, gilt varnish retouched or replaced and broken joints re-fixed.
Pricing is based on an hourly rate with a nominal charge for materials, call Karen on 01548 830872 for advice. Delivery throughout the UK.
Case Study 1
Badly damaged gilt swept frame on a sporting, oil on canvas. Many missing areas of decorative moulding.
Case Study 2
Very badly damaged early 19th century gilt frame, one of a pair. Picture fell from a substantial height causing significant impact damage and loss.
Client brief: To restore damaged frame to preserve the pair of oil portraits, restoration of damaged painting, re-lining and replacement stretchers, clean and re-varnish.
Substantial reconstruction was required and moulds taken to replace missing detail, sympathetic re-gilding and new hanging fixings.
Case Study 3
Male, 18th century portrait with a gilt frame, badly damaged with extensive moulding loss. Oil painting also required cleaning and restoration.
Case Study 4
19th century, gilt frame with loss of decoration to the top two corners and floral decoration to the bottom two cormers completely missing.