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July 2020

Glass vs Perspex In Framing

By |2020-07-10T16:52:34+00:00July 10th, 2020|Antique Frames, Bespoke Frame Manufacturing, Modern Frames, Period Frames|

Glass Framing There are 2 main materials that are used in frames to contain the image, glass and perspex.  There are many pros and cons for both.  Here are some things to consider when choosing which best to use. Firstly we will look at glass. Below is a [...]

Woods Used In Picture Framing

By |2020-07-10T16:54:21+00:00July 1st, 2020|Antique Frames, Bespoke Frame Manufacturing, Period Frames, Personalised Frames|

Hard Wood and Soft Wood If you are considering a custom made picture frames there are many things to think about, for instance there are two types of wood categories, hard wood and soft wood.  Certain woods are better for building furniture and frames with than others. The [...]

June 2020

Period Frames – Our Top Galleries to see them in Ireland

By |2020-07-10T16:52:19+00:00June 10th, 2020|Antique Frames, Galleries, Period Frames, The Art World|

The National Gallery of Ireland Home to some of the most beautiful period frames in Ireland, and located in the centre of Dublin, The National Gallery of Ireland opened its doors to the public in 1864.   The Gallery currently has an extensive collection of Irish paintings, but is [...]

May 2020

The State Hermitage Museum

By |2020-05-20T07:56:27+00:00May 20th, 2020|Antique Frames, Gold Leaf|

History Of The Hermitage The State Hermitage Museum is located in St Petersburg, Russia and is the second largest art museum in the world. The Hermitage museum was founded in 1764 when the empress Catherine the Great met Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky, a merchant from Berlin and acquired a [...]

March 2020

Artwork at 10 Downing Street

By |2020-05-20T08:00:18+00:00March 16th, 2020|Antique Frames, Galleries, Gold Leaf, Period Frames, The Art World, United Kingdom|

Artwork at the Prime Ministers residence 10 Downing Street is one of the most famous addresses in the world with the most famous iconic front door.  It has been home to some influential people in history.  But did you know that inside the residence it is not only [...]

February 2020

Two Most Expensive Frames on Display

By |2020-05-20T07:58:21+00:00February 10th, 2020|Antique Frames, Galleries, Modern Frames, Period Frames, The Art World|

Picture Frames As Art Themselves Picture frames house many beautiful pieces of art and images, but did you know that they can also be a work of art in their own right. Some of the best galleries in the world have dedicated special exhibitions focussing solely on the [...]

August 2019

The Significance Of Picture Frames

By |2019-08-19T03:00:19+00:00August 10th, 2019|Antique Frames, Galleries, Gold Leaf, Period Frames, United Kingdom|

Why Are Picture Frames So Important? Most people whether they have artwork at home on their wall or are visiting a gallery or museum never actually realise how important the frame is to the artwork it is housing and how it adds to their enjoyment of the piece [...]

July 2019

Galleries Within Disney

By |2019-07-25T01:12:25+00:00July 25th, 2019|Galleries, Modern Frames, Period Frames, The Art World, United States Frames|

Hidden Galleries Everyone loves a trip to Disney, but what many people don't know is not only is it the most magical place on earth, but it also has a plethora of art on display too. There are two main galleries that are hidden away in this magical [...]

Compton Verney House and Gallery

By |2019-07-25T01:08:29+00:00July 4th, 2019|Antique Frames, Galleries, United Kingdom|

Non Modern Galleries Today, many people think of galleries as art collections housed in fancy, modern buildings which often look like pieces of art in themselves. However, some of the biggest and most beautiful collections with some of the most glorious historic frame work are actually displayed inside [...]

February 2019

The Royal Collection Trust

By |2019-02-21T02:45:46+00:00February 21st, 2019|Antique Frames, Galleries, Gold Leaf, Period Frames, The Art World, United Kingdom|

The Royal Collection trust is exactly as it sounds, the art collection belonging to the British Royal Family. The collection is spread across 13 occupied and historic royal residences in the UK and is the largest private art collection in the world. This collection has many truly spectacular pieces [...]

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