Fine Art Framing
Original fine art frames from the Golden Age combine exquisite craftsmanship with a restrained, elegant aesthetic. It’s a combination we strive for today when creating carved frames for an Old Master.
Nearly all Impressionist paintings are now presented in 18th Century-style “swept” profiles. We love to make these kind of hand made frames, carving and gilding their opulent forms.
With traditional gilded frames, we are often dealing with just one colour, manipulating form and tone to suit the image. But with a painted Modern British frame, we have to find the precise shades and combinations which work with the work.
At Bourlet, we try never to stray from the principle that a frame is there to enhance the work. In framing contemporary art, free from historical precedent and assumptions as to what is “correct”, many more influences come into play.
Bourlet, experts in fine art framing and restoration for over 200 years, remain a notable authority on craftsmanship in the art world today. Our work encompasses the creation of all kinds of fine art frames, including gilded, veneer, carved and hand made as well as fine art and frame restoration.