Dating old picture frames

FAS Frames & Conservation specialise in sourcing the appropriate frame for a picture which corresponds to the original, taking into account date, style and aesthetic.

Adair has spotted them at estate auctions, junk shops, garage sales--even in trash cans.We supply decorative mounts; speciality glass to protect valuable paintings; hanging services; hand lettered picture plaques; and offer advice on all aspects of framing and conservation.We were established in 1982 and traded as a subsidiary to Bourne Fine Art under the name Bourne Frames and Restoration.Antique picture frames are highly valued collectibles in Europe, where they are often displayed, without canvases, as art in their own right. According to Traditional Home magazine, many galleries and even some museums--until recently--routinely discarded old frames, considering them out of style or not worth restoring.Even today, savvy frame collectors are rare, and old frames are often ignored.“Picture frames,” says frame collector Bill Adair, “are the most undervalued of antiques.” The founder of Gold Leaf Studios in Washington, Adair discovers, designs, conserves and reproduces frames.

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