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Light at the end of the tunnel

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We can meet again using Zoom

We can now discuss your frame requirements face to face over Zoom. Email us to set up a meeting.

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Magritte – Christie’s Impressionist Department

This painting shared on Instagram today by @christiesinc was framed by John Davies Framing in 2017 before it went on to sell for £10,245,000. The frame is a carved, gilded cassetta based on a design from Musee D’Orsay.

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We Are Still Here

John Davies Framing would like to reassure clients that we are still here throughout this difficult time and can prepare mock ups and quotations for frames ready to manufacture when the lockdown is lifted and the workshop reopens.

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Sassoferrato at TEFAF

On offer on the Agnews stand at TEFAF 2020 in Maastricht is this small Sassoferrato painting in a frame made by John Davies Framing. With a sight size measuring 21.4 x 16.5cm, the work is set into a polished pear wood frame with jasper and lapis lazuli stones.

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Forgery controversy rages on

You might remember an article we published in May last year regarding the painting shown here which John Davies Framing produced the frame for back in 2010 – see Faking them in Fakenham. Well, the controversy rages on as it was announced last week that…

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What goes around comes around. And around. And Around…

In 2013 a client with an unrestored “Leonardo Da Vinci” requested an urgent frame. Framing proposals were sent that included the “Angel Cassetta” and decorated Cassetta as later that may have been used by a New York framer. The painting was then exhibited in the Museu Nacional…

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Italian School – Dr. Arndt Kunsthandel

An 8.5cm wide decorative gilded cassetta frame was chosen for this Italian School painting of figures amongst ruins.

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New showroom display

John Davies Framing recently undertook a major new rehang of their London showroom, to showcase a wide range of framing styles in all shapes and sizes. Requiring a team of four and a scaffolding platform, the walls are now filled to the brim with new styles and old favourites.

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Rainbow Portrait of Elizabeth I on show at Hampton Court Palace

John Davies Framing has now made two frames for the Rainbow Portrait of Elizabeth I, both of which can be seen in this video of the work being moved and displayed at Hampton Court Palace. Also spotted in the video is a member of the…

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The Goldfinch

A new film has come out featuring as a central theme the Fabritius painting The Goldfinch, framed by John Davies Framing in 2004.

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Breughel – Galerie Dejonckheere

A 10cm wide black painted and gilded Backlijst 0613 was chosen by Galerie Dejonckheere for their Paying of the Tithes by Breughel ready for the Masterpiece Fair.
Reference: 48142
Sight size: 72.7 x 125.7cm
Model: Backlijst 0613

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van Kessel – Galerie Dejonckheere

A set of four 8cm wide black polished modified Cabinet 0651 frames were chosen by Galerie Dejonckheere for their Still life paintings by van Kessel ready for the Masterpiece Fair.
Reference: 48131, 48132, 48134
Sight size: 16.0 x 21.2cm
Model: Modified Cabinet 0651

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van Cleve – Galerie Dejonckheere

A 4cm wide brown polished tabernacle 2054 frame was chosen by Galerie Dejonckheere for their Virgin and Child by van Cleve ready for the Masterpiece Fair.
Reference: 48129
Sight size: 25.0 x 18.8cm
Model: Tabernacle 2054

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Bruyn – Galerie Dejonckheere

A 3cm wide black painted archtop bead frame with gilded sight was chosen by Galerie Dejonckheere for their male portrait by Bruyn ready for the Masterpiece Fair.
Reference: 48128
Sight size: Template provided
Model: Archtop bead

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Govaerts – Galerie Dejonckheere

A 9cm wide black polished Cabinet 0572 was chosen by Galerie Dejonckheere for their landscape by Govaerts ready for the Masterpiece Fair.
Reference: 48127
Sight size: 51.2 x 81.5cm
Model: Cabinet 0572

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