recherché specialty picture framing       -  For the Fine Art of Picture Framing

"Awesome" said our customer

 Japanese Army KYU-GUNTO Sword in a display designed and made by Neville Crawford

Lt. Col. Frank Sublet DSO MC from the 2/16 Australian Infantry Battalion served through North Africa and the Pacific including the Kokoda Track.
The sword probably came into his possession at the end of the war.
The original brief was to only frame the sword and scabbard
but after discussion it was decided to personalise it.

The construction was made as minimalist as possible and was constructed as a monocoque with removable back. The padded silk panels have their edges recessed to create subtle borders.

Both sword and scabbard have been treated and a protective coating applied. As in most of the work of this nature, the mounting techniques take the most time. These were specially formed in acrylic and manganese bronze with insulation between the object and mount where necessary.

The standard aims have been achieved of providing the least possible mechanical interference, the least possible electrical interference and the least possible chemical interference. UV filtering acrylic has been used.

With Neville Crawford - National Frame Award Winner 2010 and 2013

War service medals framed by Recherché pictured with the man who earned themWe were very honoured to be asked to frame this most important flag from World War II
the Guadalcanal HQ Flag of the 1st Marine Division (U.S.)

 The flag was restored by Snr. Textile Conservator Skye Firth
from International Conservation Services N.S.W.

With frame design and construction by Neville Crawford     

MAKE Your Appointment with Neville
(03) 9486 1236

Street parking is close at hand 
or drive in between the brick houses
and park at our front door

Near to the Eastern Freeway, Dennis is the nearest rail station and buses are available in Heidelberg Rd.


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