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Kent's
Oldest
Art Gallery

Traditional and Contemporary Framing

At Lovelys we have been providing a professional bespoke picture framing service since 1891. We were one of the first to import lengths of picture moulding from Germany, a revolutionary step unheard of in the 1890's. Today we offer a choice of over 400 different mouldings and specialise in a wide range of framing services from our on-site workshop in Northdown Road, Cliftonville.

Conservation Framing

At Lovelys we frame to the highest conservation standards ensuring your artwork is protected for future generations and to preserve its value. Our experienced and friendly staff offer invaluable help and advice on all aspects of framing your artwork. Our imaginative and creative approach with attention to detail ensures you will find the perfect frame to best compliment your artwork.

Frames

Over 400 mouldings to choose from including hand finished, aluminium and ovals andcircles in a variety of colours and styles.

Mounts

We offer a wide range of creative mount designs using conservation mountboards, in an extensive choice of colours, including:

  • Float Mounting
  • Unusual shaped mounts
  • Hand wash lining
  • Multi-aperture mounts for photos, cards etc
  • Jumbo size mounts

Glass

We stock a comprehensive range of glazing options including –

  • 2mm clear glass, diffused glass and acrylic / Perspex
  • Conservation glass
  • Schott Mirrogard

Glazing options for artworks

Also at Lovelys framing

  • Stretching of canvases
  • Specialist framing of all types of needlework
  • Dry mounting and heat sealing
  • Framing for artists exhibition and corporate framing
  • 3D Framing – Specialist 3D framing including medals, football shirts, fans, baby shoes and christening gowns, all memorabilia, carpets, quilts, even Zulu Tribal masks!!!

Restoration

Lovelys have specialized in the expert conservation of oils and works of art on paper for over 100 years. In our fully equipped restoration studio, we can put the sparkle back into any oil, watercolour or old print.

In the case of works on paper, the most common problem is the appearance of foxing (brown spots) which can be remedied effectively. Old oil paintings often have have varnish that has become discoloured.

After careful removal and any cleaning that is required, the painting will be restored to its original colours. We can also restore oil paintings that have been damaged, in the case of tears in the canvas.

The example shown here is a before and after photo of a typical restoration project.

Art restoration