Posted: 27 May 2016 by PML
The cassetta is the most fundamental frame design, on which practically every other genre or pattern is based. It is usually translated, lazily, as a 'box' frame, which doesn't describe it at all. It could be more accurately called an 'encasing' frame, like a casement window; a rectangular border with a very simple cross section, usually with a flat central frieze surrounded on each side by mouldings.
Posted: 20 May 2016 by PML
This dramatic work is among the most important paintings at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and its conservation and re-framing had long been anticipated.
Posted: 16 May 2016 by PML
On request, Paul Mitchell were able to offer suitable frames for the following works during Sotheby's London 19th Century European Paintings sale in May:
Posted: 13 May 2016 by PML
Robert Schindler, Curator of European Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, approached us about reframing their Winter Landscape by Jacob van Ruisdael.
Posted: 11 May 2016 by Paul Mitchell
This small, striking work was recently purchased at auction by a Private Collector in a deadening pastiche Louis XIV frame. Removing this you could feel the painting give a sigh of relief ...
Posted: 16 Apr 2016 by PML
On request, Paul Mitchell were able to offer suitable frames for the following works during Sotheby's London Orientalist sale in April:
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 by PML
This year is the 40th anniversary of Paul Mitchell Ltd, and a fitting time to announce our updated online presence with a blog / newsletter to accompany the new website.