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Our traditional bespoke picture framing in Hampstead, North West London is the most popular and cost effective way of making the most of any works of art or photographs.
Zebra One Gallery picture framing we frame a wide range of works from original oil, acrylic artworks, photographs, prints, certificates and award documents. We also offer a conservation service.
Zebra One Gallery Hampstead stock a wide range of woods, We can also make bespoke Gilded Frames as well as restore your Gilded Frames back to life.
We offer unique hand coloured one off frames to go with your interior.
Mounts are available in either single mount or double mount formats and a wide range of colours, all mounts are acid-free to protect your artwork. Only the best materials are used this includes museum quality mount board, museum glass, float glass and non-reflective glass.
For best results, we offer a free consultation and quote service direct from your home, we pick up and deliver the framed Artworks back to you.
Museum Level Picture Framing is not confined to museums’ works. Some artwork gains museum-quality status over time. Works that are to be preserved for future generations, including high value items and artwork of potential or historical value should be framed to Museum Level, where possible. Processes are intended to be fully reversible up to 35 years, which means that the framed work can be returned to its former state, i.e. prior to framing, at any time, assuming that the artwork is not inherently unstable
Good original frames should be retained wherever possible as these can enhance the value of the artwork. Frames can be replicated for display purposes, while the original is preserved in museum storage. Sometimes it is advantageous to retain an original window mount (possibly gilded or decorated). Zebra One Gallery know how to do this and protect the artwork from damage this original window mount could otherwise inflict on the artwork .
Zebra One Gallery Museum Level will give the best possible protection for your artwork or objects, whilst looking good and enabling you to view your art work to best effect. By using the highest quality materials available and the best techniques, Zebra One Gallery will give your work protection from physical and mechanical damage, airborne pollution and acids generated by many framing materials. Museum Level should be good for at least 30 years in normal conditions. However, pictures are rarely hung in ideal conditions, so we recommend that you have the frame checked every five years or so by us. Zebra One Gallery recommends that you agree a ‘condition of artwork’ report on all works to be framed to Museum Level that are not brand new, prior to framing. Appropriate remedial action on deteriorating artwork should be taken before any work is carried out.
Conservation Level gives a high level of protection for your artwork or objects, whilst looking good and enabling you to view your framed work to best effect. It should give virtually as high a level of protection as Museum Level framing and in many markets, for example the USA, no distinction is made between the two. By using conservation quality materials and the best techniques, Zebra One Gallery can give your work protection from physical and mechanical damage, airborne pollution and acids generated by many of the materials used.
Conservation Level framing should be good for 20 years in normal conditions, but be vigilant: pictures are rarely hung in ideal conditions, so we recommend that you have the frame checked every five years or so by a professional framer. Zebra One Gallery recommends that you agree a ‘condition of artwork’ on all works to be framed to Conservation Level that are not brand new, prior to framing. Appropriate remedial action on deteriorating artwork should be taken before any work is carried out.
Suitable for Objects and artworks that are to be preserved for future generations and collectables should be framed to Conservation Level, if not to Museum Level.
Original artwork deserves Conservation or Museum Level Framing. Limited edition prints of moderate to high value that are not framed to Conservation or Museum Level may not hold or increase their value over time as well as those that are. This is because Conservation Level, as well as Museum Level, requires that all processes affecting the artwork be fully reversible. In other words, what you have framed to Conservation Level can be returned to its former state, i.e. prior to framing, at any time up to 20 years, assuming that the artwork is not inherently unstable.
Good original frames should be retained wherever possible as these can enhance the value of the artwork. Frames can be replicated for display purposes, while the original is preserved in museum storage. Sometimes it is advantageous to retain an original window mount (possibly gilded or decorated). Zebra One Gallery know how to do this and protect the artwork from damage this original window mount could otherwise inflict on the artwork
Commended Level framing should visually enhance the artwork and will give a moderate level of protection from physical and mechanical damage, airborne pollution and acid damage. A window mount or slip should normally be used to visually enhance the artwork and distance it from the glazing.
Processes do not have to be reversible so make sure your framer knows if the chance to get your work back to its condition prior to framing is important to you.
Zebra One Gallery recommends that processes should be reversible whenever possible, as the future value of works cannot always be foreseen and work ‘in mint condition’ commands the best secondary market value.
The target time for this level of framing is around five years in normal conditions, but this can be improved by requesting Conservation Level quality of materials, such as mount board, where you can afford it. Consult with Zebra One Gallery.
Always have items and artwork that you value framed with the best possible materials; this will help them give you pleasure for longer. Zebra One Gallery Commended Level gives you a wider choice of mount board colour options than Conservation Level and some artwork will look better when dry mounted, a process that can also help disguise previous damage but that is usually not readily reversible.
Commended Level Framing is suitable for replaceable artwork of limited commercial and/or moderate sentimental value and where visual appearance is important. The target lifetime assumes that artwork is not inherently unstable. Commended Level framing is not recommended for high value limited edition prints or original artwork, which should be framed to Conservation or Museum Level.
Why choose Art restoration with Zebra One Gallery
We offer a comprehensive fine art restoration and conservation service to suit a wide range of needs, from basic painting cleaning to extensive repairs. Just as each artwork is unique, each restoration is a tailored, precise process. Our experienced staff are able to evaluate the extent of the damage and recommend the necessary course of action to ensure the artwork is restored to its previous condition.
Once artworks have been restored, we also offer a bespoke picture framing service.
With over 30 years of experience, William the gallery’s restorer has undertaken work for private individuals, city and county councils, universites, museums, galleries, commercial clients etc
Please do contact us today If you have any restoration or cleaning requirements, then you can request a free quote or get in touch for some more information on how we can help you.
Gilding is the term that is used to describe the process of applying platinum, gold or silver leaf to a pre-prepared moulding substrate, usually wood, metal, plaster or gesso.
Over time, gilding can become damaged, worn and and may need – or benefit from – our on site expert gilding services.
Our specialist gilding conservator will clean, restore and gild to the highest standard a wide range of objects be it antique, modern, furniture, picture frames and mirrors.
We also provide gilding services for the home, galleries, art dealers, interior designers.
Gilding services include, acrylic gilding, oil gilding, water gilding and using the full spectrum of precious metals.
All of our gilding will be toned to replicate, as well as lacquered to best protect the finished piece.
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