Islamic fine art frames often use a repeated Greek key device as well as flowing calligraphy in their designs. We love their sheer brilliance, glittering with the traditions of fine metalwork intrinsic to the region and its cultures.
To achieve a jewel-like intensity, at Bourlet we gild each frame not just once but twice, adding a lavish second layer of gold leaf to increase depth. This technique can easily be translated to another style of profile, where the work of art demands to be treated so.
Every year, we know we will reframe significant paintings for collectors and galleries alike, exchanging Spanish for Italian and back again as the pendulum of taste swings. Ultimately, the best decisions always come from looking at the work itself, allowing the painting to breathe.