John Davies Framing Ltd.

John Davies Framing Ltd. John Davies Framing Ltd. has supplied historically accurate reproductions of antique frames for 52 years. John Davies Framing has manufactured reproduction frames in styles from the 15th Century to contemporary for 52 years.

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"THEM ANCESTORS""From whence we come so where we go" - so which one was the lion tamer?#ancestry #whodoyouthinkyouare #i...
24/07/2020

"THEM ANCESTORS"

"From whence we come so where we go" - so which one was the lion tamer?

#ancestry #whodoyouthinkyouare #irish #welsh #newzealand #canada #hurley #davies #eastend #bowbells #dameschool #apprentice #vellumbookbinder #masons #masonicorders #liontamer #ravenscourtpark #hammersmith #dallingroad #latymer #latymerupper #bunionshoes #handmade #craftsmanship #sciencemuseum #cabinetmaker

A bit of monkey business - a near replica frame at 297 x 200cm overall, made for Wolfe vonLenkiewicz’s size-for-size ver...
20/07/2020

A bit of monkey business - a near replica frame at 297 x 200cm overall, made for Wolfe von
Lenkiewicz’s size-for-size version of The Virgin of the Rocks in the National Gallery, London.

#nationalgallerylondon #louvre #leonardodavinci #davincicode #art #leonardo #davinci
#peterschade #renaissanceframes #milan #tabernacle #johndaviesframing #bespokeframing
#altarpiece #carving #gilding #tabernacleframe #oversizedpictureframe #wolfevonlenkiewicz

A belated happy birthday to Rembrandt van Rijn, born 414 years ago yesterday.#rembrandt #rembrandtvanrijn #17thcentury #...
16/07/2020

A belated happy birthday to Rembrandt van Rijn, born 414 years ago yesterday.

#rembrandt #rembrandtvanrijn #17thcentury #17thcenturyart #arthistory #dutchpainter #dutchgoldenage #finearts #fineartpainting #classicalpainting #oiloncanvas #oiloncanvaspainting #classicart #saskia #portrait
#selfportrait #Rijksmuseum #mauritshuis #leidengallery #kaplan #naumann #madetomeasureframes #madetomeasurepictureframes #bespokeframes #antiqueframes #handmadeframes #handcarvedframes #handcraftedframes #handmadepictureframes

Now, that’s what I call a beach - step out of house, catch a river taxi and zoom to Tavira Island - shame we can’t go to...
16/07/2020

Now, that’s what I call a beach - step out of house, catch a river taxi and zoom to Tavira Island - shame we can’t go to Portugal!

#sunshinebar #taviraisland #pinkflamingo #tuktuktavira #doorsandwindows #aquataxi #taviraferry #Walterandadriana #richandange #eastalgarvemagazine #heatherandnick #quatroaguas #quatroáguastavira #sunshine #sunshinebartavira #portugal #tavira #holiday #beach #island #lifeafterlockdown #praiadailhadetavira

One of the 30cm wide ripple frames made and antiqued for this portrait of a Venetian Admiral, possibly Francesco Dodo, b...
14/07/2020

One of the 30cm wide ripple frames made and antiqued for this portrait of a Venetian Admiral, possibly Francesco Dodo, by Titian. The painting's provenance goes back to1620 when it was recorded in the sketch book of Van Dyck.

When it was sold at Sotheby’s in December 2017 the painting was in another of the company’s frames, shown here, this being a copy of an Italian cassetta where the original frame uniquely achieved the rich black texture using seeds. The company uses the cereal “Grape-Nuts” attached by pearl glue, hence its nickname “grape nut Cassetta"

NB-this is NOT a Dutch ripple frame - no such thing exists! See Framing in the Golden Age and the Memories section of our website for more information.

#titian #frenchandco #Zimet #fineartframing #londonframers #Londonfineart #renaissance #venice #sothebys #ripple #ripplemoulding #johndaviesframing #handmadeinlondon #bespokeframes #ripplemoldedframe #baroque #portraitpainting

But do the walls really remember…. 1800, the year our home was builtand antique utensils hang in our kitchenThe year whe...
09/07/2020

But do the walls really remember….

1800, the year our home was built
and antique utensils hang in our kitchen

The year when:

- We had arsenic green wall paper - true!
- Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 premiered
- Napoleon conquered Italy
- The first smallpox vaccination was made in North America
- King George III gave Royal Assent to unite Britain and Ireland
- Alessandro Volta invented the first chemical electric battery
- The French garrison in Valletta surrendered to British troops

#Malta #hotelPhoenicia #scheelesgreen #georgiantownhouse #AlessandroVolta
#electricbattery #TBT #throwbackthursday #interiordesign #kitchenalia #antique #utensils #kitchenutensils #arsenic #1800 #beethoven #Napoleon #smallpox #GeorgeIII #valetta #pictureframe #framemaker
#castiron #nutcrackers #corkscrew #icecreamscoop #antiquekey #buttonhook #teastrainer #ironmongery

"To spike or not to spike, that’s the conundrum”...Read more about a musical upbringing and the making of cellos in the ...
07/07/2020

"To spike or not to spike, that’s the conundrum”...

Read more about a musical upbringing and the making of cellos in the Memories section of our website.

https://www.johndaviesframing.com/memories/1987-musical-interlude/

#cello #Herbertwalenn #Jacquelinedupre #Gramophone #Music #Saintseans #Royalcollegeofmusic #Luthier #augustusjohn #boccherini #pablocasals #guilherminasuggia #cellospike #cellomaker #carvingmachine #Domenicomontagnana #Pictureframer #Framemaker #1987 #Memories #beatriceharrison #paultortelier #zaranelsova #grigoriypyatigorsky #pierrefournier #mstislavrostropovich #henrysquire #janosstarker #stevenisserlis #williampleeth

"From as long as I can remember, music, records and the cello have been a part of my life." Read more about a musical up...
02/07/2020

"From as long as I can remember, music, records and the cello have been a part of my life."

Read more about a musical upbringing and the making of cellos in the Memories section of our website.

https://www.johndaviesframing.com/memories/1987-musical-interlude/

#cello #Herbertwalenn #Jacquelinedupre #Gramophone #Music #Saintseans #Royalcollegeofmusic #Luthier #augustusjohn #boccherini #pablocasals #guilherminasuggia #cellospike #cellomaker #carvingmachine #Domenicomontagnana #Pictureframer #Framemaker #1987 #Memories #beatriceharrison #paultortelier #zaranelsova #grigoriypyatigorsky #pierrefournier #mstislavrostropovich #henrysquire #janosstarker #stevenisserlis #williampleeth

They’re at it again!Paolo Veronese - The Feast in the House of Levi 1573 - original canvas 18.2 X 42.9 feet.In June 2017...
29/06/2020

They’re at it again!

Paolo Veronese - The Feast in the House of Levi 1573 - original canvas 18.2 X 42.9 feet.

In June 2017 (2055 orders ago!) we were asked to frame a near 2/3rd size copy - 7 x 15 feet.

The frame chosen was a four-part Tabernacle - overall 10 X 19 feet – shown here in the wood.

#veronese #paoloveronese #16thcenturyart #italianart #renaissance #feastinthehouseoflevi #tabernacle #carved #gilded #neoclassic #carvedwood #largepictureframe #oversizedpictureframe #craftsmanship #posingforthecamera #funtimes #funatwork #pictureframes #pictureframer #bespoke #framemaker #fineart

Enter “HYDRA" - the nickname for our multi headed robot carving machine with computer connotations.Read about it in the ...
25/06/2020

Enter “HYDRA" - the nickname for our multi headed robot carving machine with computer connotations.

Read about it in the “Memories” section of our website.

https://www.johndaviesframing.com/memories/2004-tools-and-machines-part-3/

#robotcarving #carvingmachine #reichenbacher #CNC #virtuallibrary #carvingjig #template #castings #carvingjig #scherdel #spindeldrilling #pictureframer #framemaker #bespoke #fineart

“...and I also met Martyn Wyld again who was a year my senior at Chelsea Art School and who later was to hit the dizzy t...
23/06/2020

“...and I also met Martyn Wyld again who was a year my senior at Chelsea Art School and who later was to hit the dizzy title of Head Restorer of the National Gallery.”

Read more in “Memories” at www.johndaviesframing.com
#1969 #postwar #arttrade #artteacher #Prado #spanish #French #gibraltar #framemaker #memories #nationalgallerylondon #martinwyld #conservation #restoration #relining #pictureframes #craftsmen #carving #framemaker #craftsmanship #bespoke #fineart

He simply lifted up his arms and opened his hands in a gesture like the Pope uses when offering blessings to the unworth...
19/06/2020

He simply lifted up his arms and opened his hands in a gesture like the Pope uses when offering blessings to the unworthy, and reiterated “There are no positions available”.

Read more in “Memories” at www.johndaviesframing.com

#1969 #postwar #arttrade #artteacher #Prado #spanish #French #gibraltar #framemaker #memories #nationalgallerylondon #martinwyld #conservation #restoration #relining #pictureframes #craftsmen #carving #framemaker #craftsmanship #bespoke #fineart

What a difference 21 years makes.Read more in the Memories section of our website.https://www.johndaviesframing.com/memo...
05/06/2020

What a difference 21 years makes.

Read more in the Memories section of our website.

https://www.johndaviesframing.com/memories/1986-the-frame-game-part-one/

#1986 #Vermeer #Viewofdelft #Mauritshuis #mauritshuismuseum #museum #Curator #rembrandt #christies #Dutchpainting #Dutchframes #Dutchripple #Maastrichtartfair #Museumquality #Calvinist #Queenbeatrix #Francoismitterand #Emiliegordenker #Girlwithapearlearring #bespoke #craftsmanship #pictureframe #FrameMaker #memories #Fineart

Not long now…?#Throwbackthursday #TBT  #sunshine #sunshinebartavira #portugal #tavira #holiday #beach #island #lifeafter...
04/06/2020

Not long now…?

#Throwbackthursday #TBT #sunshine #sunshinebartavira #portugal #tavira #holiday #beach #island #lifeafterlockdown #pictureframes #framemaker #bespoke #craftsmanship #fineart

1974 recession - Rob said to Tommy Brod that it was a bit like playing brag, where, when things aren’t going well, then ...
02/06/2020

1974 recession - Rob said to Tommy Brod that it was a bit like playing brag, where, when things aren’t going well, then one changes the rules - “let’s put all our Dutch paintings into black frames”. The rest is history. Read about it in the Memories section of our website.

https://www.johndaviesframing.com/memories/1986-the-frame-game-the-view-of-delft/

#1986 #Vermeer #Viewofdelft #Mauritshuis #mauritshuismuseum #museum #Curator #rembrandt #christies #Dutchpainting #Dutchframes #Dutchripple #Maastrichtartfair #Museumquality #Calvinist #Queenbeatrix #Francoismitterand #Emiliegordenker #Girlwithapearlearring #bespoke #craftsmanship #pictureframe #FrameMaker #memories #Fineart

"The young man fired up the 3 litre automatic, twin toned grey Wolsley 6/110 straight 6, twin SU carburettor, ex police ...
29/05/2020

"The young man fired up the 3 litre automatic, twin toned grey Wolsley 6/110 straight 6, twin SU carburettor, ex police car, and rocketed up the Roman road…"

A true Fairy Story in the Memories section of our website.

https://www.johndaviesframing.com/memories/1975-fairy-story/

#1975 #fairystory #tortoiseshell #framemaker #entrepreneur #reproductionframe #bolection #wickedwitch #fairyqueen #ronaldcook #watlingstreet #lakenheath #thetford #thetfordforest #sciencemuseum #Hammersmith #Wembley #Harrow #Sandracooke #USAFlakenheath #memories #craftsmanship #bespoke #pictureframe #fineart

27/05/2020
A Fairy Story - the tale of the young man and the picture frame. Available now in the memories section of our website.ht...
26/05/2020

A Fairy Story - the tale of the young man and the picture frame. Available now in the memories section of our website.

https://www.johndaviesframing.com/memories/1975-fairy-story/

#1975 #fairystory #tortoiseshell #framemaker #entrepreneur #reproductionframe #bolection #wickedwitch #fairyqueen #ronaldcook #watlingstreet #lakenheath #thetford #thetfordforest #sciencemuseum #Hammersmith #Wembley #Harrow #Sandracooke #USAFlakenheath #memories #craftsmanship #bespoke #pictureframe #fineart

Covid "clear out” find: the only sketch book left from 60 years ago at Harrow Art School. Make sure you visit the Memori...
22/05/2020

Covid "clear out” find: the only sketch book left from 60 years ago at Harrow Art School. Make sure you visit the Memories section of our website to read the full story and see an enlarged image of the sketches shown here.

https://www.johndaviesframing.com/memories/1960-art-school/

#harrow #chelseaartschool #artschool #1960 #swinging60s #swinging60slondon #swingingsixties #swingingsixtieslondon #covidclearout #sketchbook #michaelcasson #viviennewestwood #sonialawson #reginalddwight #eltonjohn #victoriaandalbertmuseum #michaelangelo #memories #pictureframer #framemaker #bespoke #fineart #lawrencegowing #lifedrawing #lifedrawinglive #anatomy

And so to art school. More memories are up on the website of hedonistic days at art school in the ‘60s.https://www.johnd...
19/05/2020

And so to art school. More memories are up on the website of hedonistic days at art school in the ‘60s.

https://www.johndaviesframing.com/memories/1960-art-school/

#harrow #chelseaartschool #artschool #1960 #swinging60s #swinging60slondon #swingingsixties #swingingsixtieslondon #covidclearout #sketchbook #michaelcasson #viviennewestwood #sonialawson #reginalddwight #eltonjohn #victoriaandalbertmuseum #michaelangelo #memories #pictureframer #framemaker #bespoke #fineart

Don't forget to visit https://www.johndaviesframing.com/memories/1976-client-christmas-parties/ to find out what used to...
15/05/2020

Don't forget to visit https://www.johndaviesframing.com/memories/1976-client-christmas-parties/ to find out what used to happen at alcohol fuelled Christmas parties with the clients!

#1976 #Christmas #beert #pondplace #bentleysoysterbar #burystreet #scotchofstjames #directorslodge #sandracooke #sydneystreet #Chelseaartschool #JimiHendrix #Harrystyles #Rihanna #Champagne #hostess #chequerstavern #pictureframes #framemaker #memories #arttrade

Throwback to having some fun at the workshop with a massive carved, painted and gilded cassetta frame made in 2011 for a...
14/05/2020

Throwback to having some fun at the workshop with a massive carved, painted and gilded cassetta frame made in 2011 for a Makovsky painting of nudes. We can’t wait to get back to having this sort of fun again as soon as we can.

#cassetta #gilded #carved #carvedwood #largepictureframe #makovsky #2011 #craftsmanship
#funtimes #funatwork #throwbackthursday #tbt #pictureframer #bespoke #fineart #framemaker

Visit https://www.johndaviesframing.com/memories/1976-client-christmas-parties/ to read memories of raucous client Chris...
12/05/2020

Visit https://www.johndaviesframing.com/memories/1976-client-christmas-parties/ to read memories of raucous client Christmas parties.
#1976 #Christmas #beert #pondplace #bentleysoysterbar #burystreet #scotchofstjames #directorslodge #sandracooke #sydneystreet #Chelseaartschool #JimiHendrix #Harrystyles #Rihanna #Champagne #hostess #chequerstavern #pictureframes #framemaker #memories #arttrade

Lest we forget.“Stolpersteine" or stumbling blocks on the pavement of Isestraße Hamburg, in front  of the house of a per...
08/05/2020

Lest we forget.

“Stolpersteine" or stumbling blocks on the pavement of Isestraße Hamburg, in front of the house of a person murdered by the National-Socialists

#stolpersteine #hamburg #freedom #endwar #instapeace #LestWeForget #rudyardkipling #ww2memes #veday #BletchleyPark #VEDay75 #wwii #Victory75 #homelearning #homefront #Montgomery #FacesOfVictory #History #winstonchurchill #NeverSurrender #veralynn #vedaysingalong #auschwitz

Don't forget to visit https://www.johndaviesframing.com/memories/dr-pieter-van-thiel-1984/ for the latest Memories artic...
07/05/2020

Don't forget to visit https://www.johndaviesframing.com/memories/dr-pieter-van-thiel-1984/ for the latest Memories article about working with Dr. Pieter van Thiel of the Rijksmuseum and the publication of Framing in the Golden Age.

#dutchframes #17thcentury #rijksmuseum #vanthiel #1984 #netherlandishart #museumcurator #exhibition #oldmaster #oldmasterpaintings #dutchgoldenage #fineart #memories #pictureframes #framemaker #bespoke

Visit https://www.johndaviesframing.com/memories/dr-pieter-van-thiel-1984/ to read of fond memories of Dr. Pieter J.J. v...
05/05/2020

Visit https://www.johndaviesframing.com/memories/dr-pieter-van-thiel-1984/ to read of fond memories of Dr. Pieter J.J. van Thiel, his exhibition and catalogue “Prijst de Lijst”.

In 1995 John Davies Framing Ltd. financed the translation renamed as “Framing in the Golden Age”. A few original, unopened hardback copies are still available. Contact us to enquire.

#dutchframes #17thcentury #rijksmuseum #vanthiel #1984 #netherlandishart #museumcurator #exhibition #oldmaster #oldmasterpaintings #dutchgoldenage #fineart #memories #pictureframes #framemaker #bespoke

We can now meet with you over Zoom if you'd like to speak face to face to discuss your framing requirements.#zoom #zoomc...
04/05/2020

We can now meet with you over Zoom if you'd like to speak face to face to discuss your framing requirements.
#zoom #zoomcall #virtualmeetings #zoommeetings #workingremotely #lifeinlockdown #pictureframes #bespoke #craftsmanship #framemaker #fineart #art #arttrade

Sharing this fantastic post from Bloodstock Open Air yesterday which, as well as displaying the amazing artistic talent ...
02/05/2020

Sharing this fantastic post from Bloodstock Open Air yesterday which, as well as displaying the amazing artistic talent of Paul Gregory, shows the incredible skills of John Davies Framing carvers on a frame made by us in 1996. Not only can we produce a classic French Louis frame, but skulls, dragons and chains - nothing is impossible!

Visit the Collections page of our website to see more weird and wonderful frames on Paul's work: www.johndaviesframing.com/collections/?artists=397

#paulraymondgregory #bloodstockopenair #rockandmetalmuseum #tolkien #silmarillion #melkor #dragons #skulls #carved #gilding #framemaker #bespoke #pictureframes #fineart #peternahum #leicestergalleries #stockholm #waldemarsudde

Don't forget to have a look at the Memories section of our website for the latest article - memories of 1969 and working...
01/05/2020

Don't forget to have a look at the Memories section of our website for the latest article - memories of 1969 and working for Robert Stigwood of Barsham Manor.

www.johndaviesframing.com/memories/barsham-1969

#barsham #barshammanor #johnpiper #pictureframes #framemaker #memories #stigwood #jesuschristsuperstar #fakenham #walsingham #arttrade #woodworm #wormholes #tudor #henryviii #distressed #pilgrims #art #fineart

Throwback to happier times enjoying grilled fish in the sunshine in Tavira, Portugal. When will this happen again?#tbt #...
30/04/2020

Throwback to happier times enjoying grilled fish in the sunshine in Tavira, Portugal. When will this happen again?

#tbt #throwbackthursday #holiday #memories #sunshine #tavira #portugal #fish #foodasart #beautifulfood #bespoke #framemaker #pictureframes

The latest article has been posted to the Memories section of our website, this time about working for the owner of Bars...
28/04/2020

The latest article has been posted to the Memories section of our website, this time about working for the owner of Barsham Manor and John's switch from teaching to framing in 1969.
https://www.johndaviesframing.com/memories/barsham-1969

#1969 #barshammanor #barsham #pictureframes #framemaker #memories #stigwood #fakenham #walsingham #arttrade #woodworm #distressed #craqueleur #pilgrims #art #fineart

This painting shared on Instagram today by @christiesinc was framed by John Davies Framing in 2017 before it went on to ...
27/04/2020

This painting shared on Instagram today by @christiesinc was framed by John Davies Framing in 2017 before it went on to sell for £10,245,000. The frame is a carved, gilded cassetta based on a design from Musee D'Orsay.

#art #artwork #artist #renemagritte #magritte #painting #surrealism #surrealist #landscape #surrealistart #johndaviesframing #pictureframes #carving #gilding #cassetta #framemaker #bespoke #museedorsay

Don't forget to check out the latest Memories article on www.johndaviesframing.com for the history of our famous chandel...
23/04/2020

Don't forget to check out the latest Memories article on www.johndaviesframing.com for the history of our famous chandelier! #chandelier #fineart #pictureframe #montacutehouse #nationalportraitgallery #craftsmanship #memories #history

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John Davies Framing has supplied historically accurate reproductions of antique frames for 50 years. Visit our showroom in the St. James’s area of central London, near Christie’s auction house, to view examples of frames from the 15th century to the present day.

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John Davies Framing was honoured recently to be asked to provide a number of frames for what has been described as “the most important single owner collection of Impressionist and Modern art offered for sale in London for a decade.” The Hidden Treasures sale at Christie’s Auction House in London included 21 painting lots, of which John Davies Framing made frames for 20. The frames were all gilded, ranging from simple styles to ornately carved. The works framed by the company included Renoir, van Gogh, Degas, Monet, Matisse and more. Some of these paintings had never been seen in public before. The auction on the 27th February raised a total of £50,552,001, with the highest price reached for a painting by Cezanne (framed by John Davies Framing) which realised £21,203,750 including buyer’s premium.
John Davies Framing was honoured recently to be asked to provide a number of frames for what has been described as “the most important single owner collection of Impressionist and Modern art offered for sale in London for a decade.” The Hidden Treasures sale at Christie’s Auction House in London included 21 painting lots, of which John Davies Framing made frames for 20. The frames were all gilded, ranging from simple styles to ornately carved. The works framed by the company included Renoir, van Gogh, Degas, Monet, Matisse and more. Some of these paintings had never been seen in public before. The auction on the 27th February raised a total of £50,552,001, with the highest price reached for a painting by Cezanne (framed by John Davies Framing) which realised £21,203,750 including buyer’s premium.