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Decorated Frames

We currently posses a collection of 800 moulds which date from the late 1700s to the mid to late 1800s. The skill of pattern making is now extinct in Britain, however we are on the Heritage Crafts Red List of Endangered Crafts for composition making.

The Victorian frame makers mastered the process of making and casting the material called compo which is still made in our workshop using the same recipe and methods. With each pattern being different lets us design and make any decorated frame imaginable.

With the ability to make any raw wood profile as a base for the decoration, the range is endless. Our team can design frames for pieces of art or a choice can be made from the large collection of frame samples we have on display.

Red List of Endangered Crafts

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In June 2023, Kingswood was added to the Heritage Crafts Association, Red List of Endangered Crafts for Composition (compo) picture and mirror frame making, being one of the 6 companies throughout the UK that still work with and/or make finished decorated frames with compo.

Mould carving also known as pattern making is now extinct in the UK as a profession but we can carve moulds when needed.

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