Shadow Box Framing

Shadow box framing, object box or memory box is a name given to a type of framing designed to display objects.  The collectibles may have monetary value or sentimental value or they may be for decorative use only.  Extra depth is often required to all the items to be supported but not touch the glazing – this is very important.

Shadow Box Framing

Music, Pen & small framed photograph. A cove mount was used to create depth to this piece.

Shadow box framing construction is labour intensive and requires object framing skills.  It needs planning, careful design and precise assembly. 

Shadow Box Framing

1st Edition Paperback Book is attached using an encapsulation method (using no adhesive tape or glue in contact with the book). A matching frame spacer was used to keep the contents away from the glazing.

Bespoke Framing offers expertise in design of your objects and can advise you on how many items, grouping, decorative features etc.   Every shadow box is a unique project, even similar types will have different considerations such as size, number of items, condition and personal preferences.  

Shadow Box Framing

This is a shadow box for ceremonial trowels from foundation stone laying ceremonies and keys. The box is lined with a plush purple velvet glazed with Artglass (anti-reflective). It was framed using a Larson Juhl Imperial mounlding.

Preservation can be key and value must be taken into consideration. 

Shadow Box Framing

This Royal Charter is attached using museum grade mylar corners and strips onto museum cotton rag mountboard. This was also used to create the spacer keeping the object away from the glazing.

There are also various ways in which your object(s) can be attached dependant on size, weight, condition, value etc.  This can be discussed or more detail on your visit.

Shadow Box Framing

This shadow box was created by using a wooden spacer matching the frame. The photograph was framed using a smaller frame of the same range.

 

 

 More examples can be seen in our Memorabilia Gallery.

Shadow box framing can be discussed in more detail when you visit us at our workshop.

Shadow Box Framing

This collection of fishing flies were individually hand sewn onto a hessian backing which was also used to create the spacer. A Larson Juhl moulding from their Brittany range was used with Artglass anti-reflective glazing.