In addition to our daily buying and selling service for art.....
.... we also save old art from distressed frames, old cracked glass and damp-stained mounts - refresh them with newer (but still of suitable vintage age) refurbished frames and new mounts - giving great art a new lease of life - conserving them for the nation and giving customers a great bargain- we don’t charge extortionate gallery prices for our conserved work!
We’re also delighted that some of our customers buy unframed or broken-framed art from us and they - too - restore great quality old paintings to a less faded grandeur!
Everyone should be able to buy art at sensible prices
This one came to us looking like this (left) ...through the murk, grime and dreadful old painted frame, we could see a painting of really lovely quality.
Once we had been able to access the back and dismantle the work from its casing and mount we could see it was a real beauty of a 1909 watercolour, signed by the artist.
A week or so of “TLC”, and the painting emerged in it’s newer frame and mount (both chosen to set off the painting suitably in terms of age and colours). The difference in hues is entirely down to photography on each day the pictures were taken and the use of a flash in the “before” picture
Here’s an example of what we can do with an old painting in a “distressed” state!
This one came to us looking like this (left) ...in its original frame and linen-matted mount. It was very obviously a fantastic quality painting but the frame and mount were doing nothing for it at all. One of our clients bought it as it was, and the result is on the right - after professional remounting and framing, the lady sent us a photo of it. We’re as delighted as she is! Her business is picture framing and if you’re in the Shrewsbury area Suzanne can be found at http://www.kingswoodframes.co.uk/
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