A place to buy antique, old, and reproduction frames.
I am a picture framer based in the Cotswolds, England. This website shows a small selection of the antique, vintage, and reproduction frames that I have for sale.
More photos and accurate measurements of frames can be found by visiting my Antique Frame Sale ebay shop. To find a frame quickly, use the frame reference number in the search bar at the top my ebay shop, ticking box 'in titles & description'.
Please contact me if you are interested in a particular frame, there is a contact form on the right sidebar or you can email me on: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am always open to offers, or if you are looking for a particular size/style of frame. All frames can be fitted with mirror glass, please contact me to discuss your requirements. Thank you.
An early 19th Century Georgian cove frame with composition ornament for restoration. Has been overpainted, with some losses to the corners and general chips to the gesso. A good large portrait size frame.
An early to mid 20th Century Louis XIV corner and centre frame which requires restoration. I believe it was made in Sweden, although that is just based on anecdotal information. Lots of cracks in the composition ornament, missing sections, and the sanded panel is lifting away. The running pattern between and the corner/centres is a very stylised low relief design. Despite the obvious areas that need attention, the original gilded finish is good and stable with burnished corners and centres.
very good quality French made 19th Century composition Barbizon or
Salon gallery frame. This is the classic and real Barbizon style of
frame. The style is a 19th Century revival of earlier Louis XIII frame patterns. The compo ornament is finely cast with deeply sculptured and prominent leaf and flower ornament on a
stippled ground. The inner and outer ornament is also deep and crisp.
Original water gilded finish, much of which would have originally
been highly burnished (such as the sides, middle hollow, and high
points of the ornament) Various missing pieces of ornament, cracks in the compo, and all
corners are sadly damaged. If the frame is to be repaired the corners will need to be fixed by taking a mould from another frame, or by modelling one corner free-hand to take a mould from, nevertheless the frame would make a fabulous mirror as it is, or once restored would be an excellent original period frame for a 19th Century painting.
A superb 19th Century frame with gilded composition ornament and wide water gilded slip. The frame has its original gold leaf finish, with a few losses to the ornament, fine cracks in composition and some gesso loss to the sides. It has a makers label and was made by Polak Brothers, 17 Rathbone Place, Oxford Street, London between 1876 and 1879 (This historical date information is based on the years Polak Bros. traded from this address, and was provided by the National Portrait Gallery website.)
Sight size: 22 1/2" x 35 1/2" 571mm x 901mm (Frame sight: 26" x 39" 660mm x 990mm)