Welcome to L'atelier.

With 30 years experience in the field of Gilding and Picture Framing I pride myself in giving a very high quality service and individual attention to all my customers, both private and professionals.


My unique style in designing picture frames is based on my sensibility towards the artwork and the period it was made.

For many years I have been specializing in Orientalist gilded frames working in collaboration with a world leading gallery dedicated to Orientalist works of art.

I also design and make picture frames for 19th and 20th Century periods of design, as well as Secession, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and contemporary.

Gilding is my specialty.

All my frames are hand made, hand finished using techniques such as:

Water-gilding. Oil-gilding. Crackle. Hand painting with watercolour, pastels, emultion. Staining, Waxing, toning and creating my own finishes.

A wide range of hand finished mouldings, from the simplest to the more elaborate are on show at my studio, to suit all budgets.


Oil and Water gilding objects, furniture, interiors.
Frame restoration.

I would be happy to discuss any project and offer free consultation.

My studio is located at Cockpit Arts,(UK's only creative business incubator for designer makers) in Holborn, Central London.

Please contact Aline DAVID on: 07766 663 922