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PICTURE FRAMING


Picture Framing Service | Chelmsford | Essex

There is a complete picture framing service available through Interior Angle, the bespoke picture framer, Chelmsford, Essex. A family owned and family run business, with over thirty years of framing experience.
Producing bespoke picture framing to a very high standard.
A complete service is undertaken on-site in the Gallery, Interior Angle, Chelmsford, Essex.

There is a large range of quality frame designs available, from Italy and Spain, together with high quality materials and conservation mountboards.

Advice is provided to achieve a finished product that not only compliments the artwork but also helps to preserve it against ageing and meets individual requirements.

Artwork begins to age from the moment it is created.
Framing correctly can help minimise deterioration caused by light and air pollutants.
Museum quality framing involves using conservation materials from the mountboards and the glazing materials, to the techniques used to position the object in the frame.


What is conservation framing?

A mount and frame should always be selected to protect as well as enhance a picture. Unfortunately, some mounting and framing techniques not only fail to protect, but are potentially damaging to works of art. 'Conservation framing' is a term used to describe the use of materials and techniques which provide protection to framed works of art on paper. There are different levels according to the quality and specification of the materials used.


Why do works of art on paper need protection?

Paper is sensitive to its surroundings: it can be adversely affected by damp, changes in temperature and humidity, restriction of movement and exposure to light. Paper will also react to the materials with which it is in contact such as acidic support boards and self adhesive tapes. Evidence of damage caused by adverse conditions can be seen in pictures with mount burns, foxing (small brown spots), fading of pigments or darkening and increasing brittleness of the paper.

Practices to be avoided as they may significantly reduce the value of the picture are:

Trimming or folding the picture to fit a frame; marking a picture or margin with notation or sight sizes
Flattening by means of dry-mounting or sticking down onto a rigid back board
Use of commercial self adhesive tapes to repair or support a picture or document: (Sellotape, Masking tape).

Interior Angle hold archival tapes, mountboards and backing boards in stock at all times. Providing a full consultation service on conservation framing for individual pieces of artwork

PICTURE FRAMING SERVICES AVAILABLE

Box Frames & 3D Frames
Mirrors made to order
Oversize framing & mounting


Framing undertaken is always to the highest conservation level.


EXAMPLE IMAGES OF FRAMING

These first edition signed Madonna books are framed within a box frame with individual shelves built and lined with a complimentorary acid free mount board. The books are not stuck in any way so as to not devalue them.

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