Freight & Installation
Original Artwork or collectables should wherever possible be framed using archival or conservation framing techniques, methods and materials.
Artworks or collectables that are framed using methods and materials that are not archival can be permanently damaged or devalued.
At Chapman & Bailey from the matt board we choose to mount your artwork with to our adhesion or mounting techniques, we use the best practices to conserve your artwork. This requires the use of ph. neutral materials and adhesives and protecting your artwork from contact with acidic or alkaline conditions.
Archival framing also focuses on allowing organic materials, ie. paper, fabrics, barks etc. room and freedom to contract and expand so they are not stressed by rigid binding or mounting and avoiding risk of the artwork or object tearing or splitting because the framing has restricted the art from being able to naturally expand or contract.
When framing archivally the processes used should be reversible. Meaning you can remove the artwork at a later date without causing stress or endangering the work. All glues, adhesives and mechanical mounting techniques should be reversible and removable.
Our first choice of matt board is Rising Museum board. Museum board is 100% cotton ph. neutral and is the first choice of Museums and conservators all over the world. Our second choice is Rising conservation board a ph. neutral cellulose board.
Chapman and Bailey can recommend and select uv filtering glasses and clear acrylics to protect artwork and collectables from the changes caused by UV light exposure.
Please let us provide our experience and expertise and ensure your artwork or collectable is not only presented in an aesthically appropriate frame, but it is preserved for many generations to enjoy.
Framing your artwork at Chapman & Bailey starts with consulting our highly experienced team who not only draw on great framing expertize, but most of our team have vast experience as fine artists and collectors of art.
We can help you make the choice that finishes an artwork or collectable with a frame that sings. A frame that compliments it and brings it into the world but doesn’t overpower the artwork.
We have created our own range of framing mouldings and combined them with finishes, stains and lacquers to complement a wide variety of contemporary and traditional art. Our service offers minimal discrete clean contemporary and distinctive natural timber frames. We also offer a select range of hand gilded and moulded decorative and plaster cast a carved and moulded frames.
Having selected your frame our workshop handcrafts each frame. We start from raw timber cut and join with state of the art machinery then hand sand using finely tuned orbital sanders.
Chapman & Bailey frames are stained and lacquered in our own spray booth.
Upstairs away from the dust of the workshop we prepare the mounts. Rising museum board is our board of choice and we have a Swiss engineered CNC cutter to accurately cut any shape mount in a variety of depths including oversized. In our fit up rooms we follow conservation practice, hand tearing Japanese paper hinges cooking up wheat starch paste all these processes taking care your art is safely placed in its frame and framed to last.
Our team of skilled framers, our attention to detail, inspired by our love of art integrate this experience and passion with our physical resources. The size and technology of our workshop and we are able to offer you and your art a quality frame that is timeless and compliments your artwork. A quality frame made to last.
We now offer an inhouse dry mounting service.
This means we are able to offer even quicker turnaround times. Our Seal 62 Base laminator machine gives superb results with a wide range of materials. This top-of-the-line machine can perfectly adhere large and small works to canvas, art papers, Gatorfoam, Foamcore and Dibond aluminium. The water-based adhesive is high specification, extremely smooth and pressure sensitive.
The Seal 62 is dedicated to processing pressure sensitive materials. It has a ‘heat assist’ and can be used to activate the adhesive to flow more evenly and get better bonding between material adhesive and image. Being a water-based adhesive, it is ideal for high quality archival/museum standard work, as well as photographic work, inkjet prints and all works on of a sensitive nature.
Artwork Transport, Installation & Exhibition services.
Chapman & Bailey offer artists and galleries, collectors and corporations a specialised service for exhibition and freighting needs. We can manufacture custom crates and manage transport and installation of artworks. Do you need artwork transported and installed? For over 20 years we have, with care and attention to detail, transported and installed artworks for artists, galleries, collectors, families, individuals and corporations.
We can help with all your presentation needs from stretching and restoration to drymounting and framing. We also build perspex boxes, plinths and lightboxes to showcase your artworks. From the smallest photograph or ceramic work, to large-scale architectural paintings, we can place artworks securely and in their best light!