Aline Cathy David / L'Atelier

Aline Cathy David / L'Atelier

Specialist in carving and gilding creating bespoke picture frames and mirrors


Since childhood I have been interested in works of Art. My unique style in designing and making picture frames is based on my sensibility towards the artwork and period it was made.

With 25 years experience in the field of designing and making bespoke picture frames Aline Cathy David prides herself in giving a very high quality and personal service to all her customers.

Her approach and style in designing picture frames is based on her true love for artworks and the period they were made.

For many years Aline has been designing and making unique Orientalist gilded frames for a world-leading gallery dedicated to Orientalist works of art.

All her frames are hand made, hand finished using a wide range of techniques. She is also a master gilder.

Finishes include: Water-gilding. Oil-gilding. Crackle. Watercolour. Pastels.
She also invents her own finishes.

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

other crafts

Trained as gilder and carver. All picture frames are designed and made to suit the Artwork and period it was made.


All mirrors are unique one-off pieces made of the finest materials.


All picture frames are made out of hard wood, then gessoed and finished using different techniques to suit the artwork. Commissions welcome.