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

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This frame includes a Portrait, Court mounted Replica Medals, Ribbon Bars, Honours and Awards and Facsimiles of London Gazette Citations, and an Engraved Brass Name-plate

As we near the end of the First World War Centenary commemorations we are making an opportunity for some lucky person or club to purchase this brand new  display at half price but you will need to be quick as this listing only runs for 10 days!

Honouring the outstanding sacrifices made by the 14th Battalion for all Australians, Service Medals Melbourne presented a similar framed compilation to the descendants of Jacka's Mob as the 14th was known.

This frame now resides at the City of Port Phillip with the rest of the 14th Battalion's collection. 2014 was the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Battalion.

"Awesome" said our customer about their
Japanese Army KYU-GUNTO Sword in a fabric backed acrylic display case 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.

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

Frame design and construction by Neville Crawford - National Frame Award Winner 2010 and 2013   

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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