Our Standards

3 metre oil by P Monamy

Our standard framing aims to comply with the Fine Art Trade Guild’s Commended Standard, the third of the Guild’s Five Levels of Framing.

We work closely with our experienced restorer, Alison Gunther, who will advise on restoration and conservation of your artwork.

In addition we offer Conservation, Museum and Budget-level framing, and will advise on the most appropriate methods, depending on the quality of the artwork and your budget.

It should be noted that many of the frames available on the general market fall well below the standard of the Guild’s Minimum level.

Commended Level Framing:

Objective To visally enhance artwork and offer a moderate level of protection from airborne pollution and handling for around five years in normal conditions.

Suitable for Replaceable artwork of limited commercial and/or moderate sentimental value and where visual appearance is important. Preferably, processes should be fully reversible.

Budget Level Framing:

Objective To provide a visually acceptable frame at a budget price. No pretence is made to protect the artwork or its long-term visual appearance.

Suitable for Replaceable artwork of no commercial or sentimental value.

Conservation Level Framing:

Objective To visually enhance artwork and offer a high level of protection from physical and mechanical damage, airborne pollution and acids generated by framing materials, for approximately 20 years, under normal conditions.

Suitable for Collectable artwork that is to be kept for the future, e.g. original paintings and limited edition prints of moderate to high value, as well as items of sentimental value. Processes must be reversible.