Welcome to the Antiquarian Print Gallery
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Established in 1989 on Unley Road ,
we have a collection of antique prints and maps dating from the 1600's to the 1930's.
These historical images are the "snapshots" of their time, a window to wars and discoveries, periods of design and fashion.
The techniques used to achieve this are a record of developing technology, begining with woodcuts and progressing to
engraving metal (copper and then steel), lithographs, mezzotints, aquatints, all requiring hand colouring. In the 1860's the process known as "chromolithography" achieved printing in colour, as did "gravuring" and other processes.
All of our prints and maps are original to the date stated in their desciption.
When a "circa" or "c." appears, this denotes that the item is near to the date stated and we have used our
knowledge of printing, paper-making techniques and aging condition to ascertain the date of publication.
( see APPROVED VALUERS OF ANTIQUE PRINTS )
Preserving for the future
These historical survivors, whether they be of monetary, historic, artistic or
sentimental value need special care and responsible framing will be an integral part of their preservation.
We are members of the PICTURE FRAMERS GUILD OF AUSTRALIA (PFGA), an organisation that is committed
to upholding and
promoting PROFESSIONAL FRAMING STANDARDS of paper, textile and objects which include levels of Conservation and Museum quality products now available
in the market place.See examples of these at FRAME PRESENTATIONS & CONSERVATION
We display our prints for sale in a variety of ways:
- we have an extensive FRAMING SERVICE (including VIRTUAL FRAMING) and a display of framed presentations
to illustrate the many variations of styles past and present.
- We are pleased to assist in the selection of individual frame and mat presentations which are
crafted on the premises to your specifications. We specialise in ARCHIVAL
- selection of topics in acid-free matboards and backings ready for a frame selection
- unmatted items in subject folios
- We can RESTORE antique prints, paintings and frames whose journey to the
present day has not been ideal. You may also wish for us to assist in
presenting your own unframed artworks (posters, photographs, limited edtions,
paintings etc.) as well as 3-D ITEMS (eg. War service and sporting medals,
precious family trinkets etc.) to suit your decorative needs.
- We also offer a written VALUATION SERVICE for insurance purposes.
If you would like to view an item of interest not illustrated please
email me and I will add an image to my online catalogue. Antique prints make
unique and memorable gifts as wedding, birthday or anniverary presents.
ARE ANTIQUE PRINTS GOOD INVESTMENTS?
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