Antique Picture Frame Restoration

Devonshire Fine Art have been restoring antique picture frames for over twenty 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.


Gilt frame restoration
One of a pair of early 19th century oil painting portraits. Fell off wall, badly damaged frame and painting.

Case Study 1

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, relining 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.

Antique frame restoration

The finished project, back in one piece.

retsore old frame

repair broken antique picture frame

Damage picture frame repair

Case Study 2

19th century gilt frame to French oil painting, frame had been dropped,
all four corner joints had come apart and plaster moulding missing.

Restore old gilt frame to oil painting

Joints re-fixed, and repaired, missing mouldings replaced and re-gilded.


Antiquepicture frame restoration services

The finished frame after restoration.

Case Study 3

This Victorian lacquered frame was cracked, with some loss to the corners and a damaged sight edge.

The client required all the damage to be repaired and missing sections replaced whilst retaining the antique 'feel' of the frame.




restoration services

Oil Painting - Watercolour -Print and Map Restoration

We are agents for the restoration of oil paintings, and antique watercolours, prints and maps. Free estimates, call for advice - 01548 830872.

Restoration of prints watercolours and oil paintings


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