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News - Downing College Victorian Frame

'After the Storm' showing damage to frame. This painting is owned by Downing College and is one of a pair. The frame needed extensive restoration, in places none of the original remained from which to take moulds. Lance was able to carve replica parts
Painting cleaned and frame restored. Downing College are 'delighted with the result' and the picture can now be reunited with its pair.

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Corner detail

One of Lance's recent conservation frames.  This frame is a copy of similar frames in the Fitzwilliam Museum for Old Master drawings.  


The outer frame is finished in 23.5 carat gold, water gilt and burnished.  The hand-painted black inner frame is hand-coloured to reflect the colour of the chalk used in the drawing.




Smaller projects

This charming little watercolour was a recent framing job for Lance. As with all  his framing  this was carried out to consevation standards. He also applied washlines. 


One of Lance's recent projects was this vibrant pastel picture , which he was asked to make a suitable frame for. 


In order to compliment a picture such as this,  a bright gold leaf was used alongside a subtle watercolour wash line- helping to bring out similiar tones within the work. 


Above you can see the finished product, click here for a step by step of how this impressive result was achieved. 

This year Lance has restored a number of oil paintings and frames for Peterhouse College, Cambridge.


Last year he completed the gilding of Jonathan Clarke's sculpture for Chichester Cathedral.  Pictures of the sculpture in pieces and now assembled in the cathedral, see below.

To see more of Jonathan Clarke's work please follow this link:

Carving a Georgian style limewood frame

Sections of lime, hand planed to form the basic profile from solid timber.  Outline design in pencil.

Completed frame in gesso/gilt with ebonised outer finish.  

Click Carved Frame page above for full details.


Other major clients

Lancelot Sheldrick counts a number of Cambridge Colleges and museums amongst his client base.

He has restored all the portraits in St Catherine's College's dining hall.  He has worked for the National River and Rowing Museum and National Rugby Museum as well as Letchworth Garden City Museum.

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