Located in London Street, Lyttelton, Lyttelton Picture Framing & Air, Sea & Land Gallery
is really a business of two halves, says owner Malcolm Carne, who has owned and run the business for 22 years.
One side of it is bespoke picture framing. Malcolm is a Guild Commended Framer, a British qualification in conservation framing that he gained in 2001, which means he is versed in all aspects of conservation framing.
He stocks a wide range of moulding samples to suit all types of artwork and is pleased to guide customers on the best type of frame for their artwork, whether contemporary or traditional. All framing is done on the premises, with most jobs completed within two weeks, as long as the moulding is available from the manufacturer.
The other aspect to the business is the gallery, which specialises in aviation, motorsport and maritime images, both old and modern, and with a special emphasis on the Port of Lyttelton.
Complimenting the artwork, Malcolm has on display a large array of diecast models of cars, brass nautical ware, themed books, and more.
The range includes Canterbury’s largest selection of barometers and other weather instruments, which are imported from Germany where they have been hand-made by Fischer of Germany in their Saxony factory since 1945.
You will find Lyttelton Picture Framing & Air, Sea & Land Gallery at 32 London Street, Lyttelton . Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturday from 9am-1pm.