Recherché Specialty Picture Framing
Born on a dairy farm near Winchelsea, in regional Victoria
won Australia's first WWI V.C.
Our COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL 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
Honouring the outstanding sacrifices made by the 14th Battalion for all Australians, Recherché as 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.
Japanese Army KYU-GUNTO Sword
presented in a custom built
acrylic display case
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.
This display was made as minimalist as possible and was constructed as a monocoque with a removable back. The padded silk panels have recessed edges creating a subtle border. Both sword and scabbard have been treated and a protective coating applied. In work of this nature, the mounting techniques take the most time - here they were specially formed using acrylic and manganese bronze,with insulation between the object and mount where necessary. Our standard aims of providing the least possible mechanical interference, the least possible electrical interference and the least possible chemical interference, have been achieved. UV filtering acrylic has been used.
"Awesome" said our customer.
We were very honoured to be asked to frame this most important flag from World War II
The flag was restored by Senior Textile Conservator Skye Firth
from International Conservation Services N.S.W.
With the frame designed and constructed by Neville Crawford -
National Frame Award Winner 2010 and 2013
We are here to help you with your framing or service medals each day from 10am
TUESDAY to SATURDAY
(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.