Closed Corner FramesClosed corner frames are also known as finished corner frames and are the ultimate in framing quality and craftsmanship.  Most picture frames today are cut from mass-produced, pre-finished lengths of moulding whereas closed corner frames are joined first to make the frame and then the finish is applied.  This traditional method, used for centuries, makes for enduring and beautiful frames with strong, clean, seamless corners.  Several steps are made before a paint finish is even applied which include:-

  • unfinished frame is joined, sanded and prepared
  • rabbit skin glue is applied to the frame with intelaggio to the corners
  • at least 6 coats of gesso applied
  • frame is sanded and sealed ready for paint finish

Closed corner framesMany customers prefer a hand-finished frame with shapes, colours and textures which can be chosen for each individual piece.  Decorative paint finishes are usually applied after the frame has been assembled, with the finish painted over the mitred corners to give a neater more attractive appearance.  Using a closed corner is the ultimate finish for a bespoke frame.Closed Corner Frames

 

 

For more examples of our examples, check out our Closed Corner Frame Gallery.

All our closed corner frames are made in our workshop, ensuring that the customer receives the exact finish that has been discussed and confirmed. We have a large selection of natural wood mouldings to choose from and have many examples of various finishes that can be used with colour charts to match your picture.

Closed corner frames

Police Memorabilia

Police Memorabilia

London Marathon Running Vest, Medal

London Marathon Running Vest, Medal & Photograph

40th Birthday collage

40th Birthday collage

10th Wedding Anniversary

10th Wedding Anniversary

Wedding Collage 1

Wedding Collage 1

Ballet points and photo in hand finished frame

Ballet points and photo in hand finished frame

Wide closed corner

Wide closed corner

RAF Pennant Flag

RAF Pennant Flag

Fish Hook

Fish Hook

First pair of shoes

First pair of shoes

7.5 carat white gold with red bole

7.5 carat white gold with red bole

7.5 carat white gold gild

7.5 carat white gold gild

Firenze 23.75 carat gold

Firenze 23.75 carat gold

Ballet Points

Ballet Points

Wonderstuff Collage

Wonderstuff Collage – framed memorabilia

Gold closed corner frame

Gold closed corner frame

Framed Ballet Points

Framed Ballet Points

Child

Child’s ballet slippers

Multiple Framed Children

Multiple Framed Children’s Shoes

Little Girl

Little Girl’s 1st Pair of Shoes

Signed Darcy Bussell Ballet Slippers

Signed Darcy Bussell Ballet Slippers

Childs Ballet Slippers

Childs Ballet Slippers

Flat cap

Flat cap & darts framed

MBE

MBE – museum level framing

Ornate Silver Frames

Ornate Silver Frames

Banksy

Banksy – Grim Reaper

Olympic Memorabilia

Olympic Memorabilia

Deep purple closed corner frame with wax finish

Deep purple closed corner frame with wax finish

White closed corner frame with wax finish

White closed corner frame with wax finish

Black closed corner frame with wax finish

Black closed corner frame with wax finish

Silver closed corner frame

Silver closed corner frame

Oil Painting

Oil Painting

Original Country Life Magazine

Original Country Life Magazine

Royal Charter

Royal Charter

Tower of London Poppies

Tower of London Poppies

Antique Silk Shawl

Antique Silk Shawl

Andy Wahol

Andy Wahol – The Big Electric Chair

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol – The Frölunda Hockey Player

Japanese Masks

Japanese Masks

Perfume Cabinet

Perfume Cabinet

Commemorative Trowels

Commemorative Trowels & Keys

Ammonites

Ammonites

Fishing Flies

Fishing Flies

Kate Moss Winking

Kate Moss Winking

Kids Football Shirts

Kids Football Shirts & Photos

Batman

Batman – The Dark Knight

Signed England Shirt

Signed England Shirt

Starfish

Starfish

Harry Potter to Voldermort in a frame!

Harry Potter to Voldermort in a frame!

Olympic Tickets

Olympic Tickets

Schumacher Racing Suit

Schumacher Racing Suit

Racing Silks

Racing Silks

Swimming Medals

Swimming Medals & Cap

England v. Australia signed cricket bat

England v. Australia signed cricket bat

White shabby chic finish

White shabby chic finish

Plain finish

Plain finish

Antique dark oak finish

Antique dark oak finish

Gold/Grey gesso finish

Gold/Grey gesso finish

Antique Silver finish

Antique Silver finish

Gold/brown graduated finish

Gold/brown graduated finish

Football Tickets

Football Tickets

Framed Cricket Bat

Framed Cricket Bat

Antique Gold/Stone finish

Antique Gold/Stone finish

Wiped Finish

Wiped Finish – ivory/grey

Shabby chic

Shabby chic – stone

Wiped Finish

Wiped Finish – green

Wiped Finish

Wiped Finish – grey

Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic – Grey

Antique Gold with grey insert 2

Antique Gold with grey insert 2

Antique Gold Finish with grey insert 1

Antique Gold Finish with grey insert 1

Framed Spoons

Framed Spoons

Framed Magic Set

Framed Magic Set

Boxing Memorabilia

Boxing Memorabilia

World War I Memorabilia

World War I Memorabilia

Framed Football

Framed Football

Framed Football Shirt

Framed Football Shirt

Framed photograph

Framed photograph

Framed Memorabilia

Framed Memorabilia

Framed Team GB Shirt

Framed Team GB Shirt

Framed Shirt

Framed Shirt

Framed Childs Portrait

Framed Childs Portrait

Sahara Running Vest

Sahara Running Vest

Hall Of Fame

Hall Of Fame – TV Set

Framed Icing Sugar Flower Cake Top

Framed Icing Sugar Flower Cake Top

Silver Frame on childs feet casts

Silver Frame on childs feet casts

Traditional Circular Gold Frame

Traditional Circular Gold Frame

Framed James Bond Movie Poster

Framed James Bond Movie Poster

Framed medal

Framed medal & photographs

Framed shoes

Framed shoes & photograph

Antique Dark Oak Finish

Antique Dark Oak Finish

Antique Gold Finish

Antique Gold Finish

Three Coloured Frame

Three Coloured Frame

Crackle Glaze

Crackle Glaze – large

Watercolour Finish

Watercolour Finish

Shabby Chic Whitewash

Shabby Chic Whitewash

Framed Book

Framed Book & Newspaper Article

Framed Dragonboat Medals

Framed Dragonboat Medals

Framed Wedding Dress

Framed Wedding Dress

Framed Music, Pen

Framed Music, Pen & Photograph

Framed Childs Shoes

Framed Childs Shoes

Ballet Slippers

Ballet Slippers

Red Hot Chilli Peppers shirt

Red Hot Chilli Peppers shirt & Drumsticks

Framed Military Memorabilia

Framed Military Memorabilia

Panoramic Photographs

Panoramic Photographs

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