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Hidden Treasures – Christie’s Auction House

John Davies Framing was honoured recently to be asked to provide a number of frames for what has been described as “the most important single owner collection of Impressionist and Modern art offered for sale in London for a decade.” The Hidden Treasures sale at…

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Brueghel – Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum

John Davies Framing was recently asked to produce an ebony cassetta for a large Brueghel painting entitled “The Road to Calvary” painted in 1629.

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350 years of Rembrandt – the Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is marking the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death throughout 2019 with a celebration of his works. The year-long celebration opens with ‘All the Rembrandts’, in which the Rijksmuseum will present for the first time an exhibition of all 22 paintings, 60 drawings…

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Hampton Court Palace and Hatfield House – The Favourite

  Our frames could be seen recently in the background of award winning Olivia Coleman drama The Favourite, set in Queen Anne’s Court of the early 18th Century. These included frames produced for the Raphael Cartoons at Hampton Court Palace which can be seen more…

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A pair of Flinck portraits – North Carolina Museum of Art

A pair of 11cm wide gilded auricular style frames were chosen by the North Carolina Museum of Art for a pair of portraits by Flinck Reference: 47615 Sight size: 121.3 x 90.2cm Model: Auricular 2064

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La Seine à Chatou by Vlaminck – Sotheby’s

A simple 8.5cm wide painted black plate frame with a gold sight edge was chosen by Sotheby’s ready to auction a painting of boats by Vlaminck. Reference: 47681 Sight size: 52.9 x 63.9 Model: Plate 0757 with gold sight

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Corneille de Lyon – Broere Charitable Foundation

A tabernacle frame with faux marble pillars and genuine semi-precious stone inlay was chosen by the Broere Charitable Foundation for a small portrait by Corneille de Lyon. Reference: 47552 Sight size: 16.3 x 13.5cm Model: WS Tabernacle

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Namaan (Healing) by Scorel – Pictura Fine Arts

A 10cm wide modified painted oak backlijst frame with gold highlights was chosen by Bob Haboldt on behalf of Pictura Fine Arts for a group scene featuring an old man stepping into healing waters by Scorel. Reference: 47530 Sight size: 85.0 x 67.7cm Model: Modified…

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Calligraphy by Abbas Kamal – Private client

A private client chose an 8.5cm wide gold ripple frame for a piece of Middle-Eastern calligraphy by Abbas Kamal. Reference: 47399 Sight Size: 28.5 x 37.8cm Model: Ripple cassetta IPH 92

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A very large Gennari – Private client

A very large 16cm wide ornately carved gold frame was chosen by a private client for a Gennari painting of Diana and Endymion. The frame was modified from the company’s usual version to meet the client’s specific requests. Reference: 47014 Sight Size: 174 x 222cm…

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van Ehrenberg – Tomasso Brothers

A large reverse profile frame was produced for the Tomasso brothers for their stand at TEFAF 2018 in Maastricht. The painting was a church interior by van Ehrenberg measuring around 166 x 136cm. They chose a black cabinet 1027 at 18cm wide with ripple and gilded sections.

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Crayer – The Weiss Gallery

In readiness for 2018’s TEFAF fair in Maastricht, a very large frame was made for a Crayer painting of Gaspar de Guzmán, Count of Olivares. The size of the painting was around 288 x 212cm so for ease of movement and transport the frame was built in four parts to be constructed on site at the art fair. The frame can then be taken down into 4 pieces for all future moves should it be required. It was constructed on an aluminium base to ensure it had the required strength to support a painting of this size. The frame was a gilded 13.5cm wide “Prado house” style frame with running reed and scrolled acanthus leaf patterns.

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da Vinci – From a Private Collection

On 1st July 2013 an email was received from a European client who was desperate to have a frame for their Salvator Mundi which they had referred to as being by the “circle of da Vinci” and which was going on exhibition in Rio on the 9th July 2013.

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Decorative calligraphy by Royalty

An ornately carved gold frame with a design modified specifically for the client was chosen for a decorative piece of calligraphy by Her Highness Sheikha Khawla Bint Ahmed Bin Khalifa Al Sowaidi, one of many of Her Highness’s works for which the company has produced frames.

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Schönberger – Kieselbach Galéria

Kieselbach Galeria, a gallery and auction house in Budapest, chose a 13.5cm wide ornate gold frame known as a Musée D’Orsay Snow Cassetta, with an added 1.5cm wide gold slip, for an oil on canvas landscape painting by Schönberger.

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Dali – Sothebys Impressionist Department

Sotheby’s auction house chose a 11cm wide polished black cabinet frame for a Dali landscape painting on canvas. The painting was floated within the frame with a 1/2″ black painted tray between the edge of the painting and the sight edge of the frame.

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