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Reframing PICASSO's Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse Walter) (1937) for Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale

Posted: 28 Feb 2018 by PML

Paul Mitchell were pleased to offer a rare 19th century French Louis XV revival frame for the the star lot in Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on the 28th February 2018


FRAME WATCH: Framing the Impressionists, part 2

Posted: 15 Jan 2018 by PML

Following on from Part 1 'Framing the Impressionists', we continue to look at the various periods and styles of frames chosen for the works of the Impressionists


Reframing a portrait by FERDINAND BOL for the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama

Posted: 13 Oct 2017 by PML

17th century Netherlandish paintings were framed in a variety of styles, adding to the interest of a hanging in the Dutch interior - which might be panelled with wood, hung with embossed leather, or painted in a pale, neutral shade. The foundation of the Dutch East India Company in 1602 exponentially increased the import of exotic woods, and encouraged the craft of the ebony worker ...


Reframing portraits by RUBENS, Circle of Rubens and EWORTH for a Private Collector

Posted: 14 Sep 2017 by PML

This was previously framed in a later French Louis XIV / early Regence model. This overpowered the portrait due to scale of section width, corner-&- centre cartouches and elaborate decorative ornament in the frieze. The original finish has been altered over the years ...


FRAME WATCH: Framing the Impressionists, part 1

Posted: 17 May 2017 by PML

A short essay looking at the various periods and styles of frames chosen for the works of the Impressionists


Reframing MASTER OF THE ANNUNCIATION TO THE SHEPHERDS Venus asking Vulcan to make arms for Aeneas, for a private client

Posted: 07 May 2017 by PML

The 'Master of The Annunciation to the Shepherds' was an anonymous painter active in Naples between 1620 -1640, and generally known for depicting scenes of the angels informing the shepherds about the birth of Jesus...


Reframing ALESSANDRO ALLORI's Portrait of a Lady, probably Camilla Martelli de’Medici, 1570s, for Saint Louis Art Museum

Posted: 20 Apr 2017 by PML

Judith W. Mann, Curator of European Art at Saint Louis Art Museum, initially approached us in regards to reframing their 'Portrait of a Woman’ by the Florentine Mannerist painter, Allesandro Allori..


Reframing JACOB VAN RUISDAEL’S Landscape with Waterfall and Castle, c. 1670, for The Dayton Institute of Art

Posted: 12 Dec 2016 by PWM

We were approached by Dr. Aimee Marcereau DeGalan (whilst curator at The Dayton Institute of Art), in a bid to find this beautiful landscape by Jacob Ruisdael a soul mate..!


Loan frames for Sotheby's 19th century European paintings sale

Posted: 12 Dec 2016 by PML

Paul Mitchell are loaning frames for works by Liebermann and Corot in Sotheby's upcoming 19th Century European paintings sale, December 14, 2016


FRAMES: The Cassetta, Part 2

Posted: 10 Dec 2016 by PML

In the first part of this article (The Cassetta Part 1), its ancestors, structure and development were described, along with some of the decorative techniques used to ornament it, such as punchwork and pastiglia. In this article, our focus is on parcel gilt finishing, specifically looking at arabesque ornament and exploring its origins..


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