Collectable memorabilia offers some unique framing challenges. As well as framing them appropriately, conservation must be considered.
This collection of boxer's career cards were double-sided which prevented the use of tapes and adhesives. They could have been held in place and mounted using different methods including using archival plastic sleeves or corner pockets. Our client was not keen on these since they would be visible and could be distracting. Instead we mounted the cards holding them in place with a tray method, this way they were viewable in near entirety and easily removable.
For 20 boxing cards and also a gold title card, a particular multi-aperture mount pattern was requested by our client. The pattern was a dynamic shape and worked very well with the sports and boxing theme.
Our client decided on a black conservation mount with black cotton core, which complimented the colourful boxing images.
A gold metal leaf slip was added to the smooth, traditionally shaped, matt black lacquer frame to opulently define the inside edge. UV filtered glass was used to reduce fading with an anti-reflective coating for optimum clarity.
Introducing our frame selection of exclusive A&M Lacquer Hand Finishes on Tulip in Blue Black, Red Black, Dark Cherry, Mahogany and Red.
Lacquered frames bring a richness of colour along with a sleek, high gloss finish. The finish is achieved by applying multiple thin layers of varnish which are slowly built up to create an intensity of colour.
Various effects can be achieved through lacquering like our mahogany finish or our dark cherry finish where two colours are used. For these samples we used an elegant, thin and deep profile but lacquer can be applied to any shape or size of frame and it works especially well with gilding.
The richness of lacquer brings an unrivaled quality, making lacquered frames ideal for those occasions when you want something particularly special.
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