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 We are Melbourne based artisan frame makers specialising in bespoke picture frames. 

 

We are frame makers.

We offer a range of frames that can be customised, and we provide custom frame making services for artists and galleries Australia-wide. We build custom, bespoke contemporary, traditional ornamental frames and reproduction frames. We are skilled in carving, composition ornament making and water gilding. 

 

We are frame restorers.

We have years of experiencing in repairing, restoring and caring for valuable and antique frames from of all styles and conditions. We are especially passionate about frame restoration ethics and the history of frame making and trade in Australia. We value the integrity and artistry of the picture frame, and strive for appropriate and conservative methods and outcomes when considering restoration procedures and outcomes. 

 

We provide water-gilding and oil-gilding services alongside frame restoration, repair and stabilisation services. We machine timber and can reproduce and design picture frame profiles.

We possess a considerable collection of antique Australian and European timber carved moulds for producing traditional and Australian frame ornamentation. We cast our moulds and can replicate ornamentation for frames. We use antique compo wheels to make a selection of our ornamentation and running patterns. 

 

We are knowledgeable about the history of picture framing in Australia and can help advise on design and finishing choices for the framing of artwork.