Reflections of Montagu

International Quality : Country Rates

Lynn and Barry

Reflections of Montagu is a family business that has been offering quality, professional framing services to its many customers since 1996. And we love our work!

We are conveniently situated on the main street (69 Bath Street) of Montagu in the Breede River Valley of the Western Cape, with plenty of safe, free parking.

Why pay city rates? Have your precious items framed at country rates. All quotes are free. Our loyal clients include many from outlying towns including Cape Town, Barrydale, Bonnievale, Struisbaai, L'Agulhas, Witsands, and north to Sutherland and Pretoria and beyond!

Many of our clients enjoy the surroundings of Montagu so much that they bring their items for framing when they take a weekend break. It gives them a good excuse for another day or weekend out in the countryside when they pick up the finished product (or a courier can be arranged on request). After all, Montagu is a pleasant two-hour drive from Cape Town, much of this is on the historic Route 62 wine route. In most instances, the amount that you will save on your framing costs could easily offset the cost of fuel, meal and coffee, etc.

We look forward to meeting you and discussing your framing requirements. Please feel free to make a private appointment, and let us show you how to reflect your personality through your artworks and surroundings. With more than 400 mouldings to choose from, there is something for all tastes, styles and occasions.

We provide the following services:

Custom, Conservation & Museum-Quality Framing


Museum-quality framing

Framed Francois Krige drawing

Cross frame

Not just rectangles

Cross-shaped frame with artwork by Amanda du Plessis

Basic frame

Conservation framing

Framed artwork by Marion Maclean - pen & ink and pencil crayon - protected by mounts and clear glass

As proud members of the SAPPFG (South African Professional Picture Framers Guild), we ensure consistant quality and workmanship. Our expertise includes museum- and preservation-quality framing. Our frame corners are precision cut, glued with the appropriate adhesive, and then V-nailed using stainless steel wedges for strength. Every frame is assembled by hand and finished on the premises by skilled craftsmen and women.

A good frame enhances and highlights the artwork without drawing attention to the frame.

Our range of finest natural and synthetic mouldings is sourced from only reputable suppliers who share our concern for sustainable and responsible use of our Earth's resources. Quality and availability are also thus ensured.

We only use Fome-cor backing boards, a moisture-resistant barrier against harmful humidity. All frames are sealed against foreign objects and insects, and are ready-to-hang with appropriate quality hanging hardware (foldbacks or aluminium hangers depending on the size and weight of the framed picture). All artwork is mounted using materials that are acid-free or acid-buffered (pH neutral) which prevents acid damage to the artwork.

The proper mounting of pastel artwork is assured irrespective of whether fixative was used or not!

All workmanship carries a three-year guarantee, and five years in the case of museum- and preservation-mounting and -framing.

Customer serviceLynn at work

Personal attention for every client ensures a perfectly framed picture.

See more examples of our custom framing...


Museum-quality framing

Framed Francois Krige drawing

Cross frame

Not just rectangles

Cross-shaped frame with artwork by Amanda du Plessis

Basic frame

Conservation framing

Framed artwork by Marion Maclean - pen & ink and pencil crayon - protected by mounts and clear glass

Box & 3D Object Framing

Framed keys

Box framing

Antique keys.

Box frame mask


Box-framed mask.

Framed shell

Protecting delicate works of art by nature

Box-framed nautilus shell.

You would be surprised by some of the items we have box-framed; ranging from pairs of old boots, doileys, masks, medals, coins, musical instruments, clocks, sea shells, sports memorabilia, dolls, plates, spectacles, to babies' booties and christening robes. Even a plait of human hair and a broken piece of a favourite crystal vase. We also make clocks with original artwork faces by Amanda du Plessis.

Lynn Shaw demonstrating the painstaking work that goes into preparing embroidery for framing.

See more examples of our box framing...

Framed canvases

Uniframes without glass

Box-framed canvases of leaves.

Box frame clock


Box-framed clock with pendulum, and original artwork face by Amanda du Plessis.

Framed 3D embroidery

Showing off local talent

Box-framed 3D embroidery with circular mounts.

Presentation Mounts

We use only Crescent and Premier (acid-buffered or pH-neutral) boards on your artworks. This ensures that the artwork is protected from harmful acids present in substandard boards like cardboard and paper that react with acids in the art paper creating discoloration and degradation. It is an inexpensive way of presenting and protecting artwork for resale. Presentation mounts are also very easily transportable being a lot lighter and less breakable than framed works. Originals are never glued to the backing, and are fully removable. All presentation mounts are wrapped in durable, protective plastic.

Blockmounts & Laminating

Our large vacuum press is able to blockmount and vacuum press items up to 1 100 mm X 1 600 mm. Blockmounts are available with standard white or black surround (and other colours at a small additional charge), and can be laminated. Laminating posters, maps or photos keeps them clean and protected. Lamination is available in gloss or matte.

So go to your local photo print shop and get those digital photos printed. We'll mount them for everyone to enjoy (they cannot been seen hiding on a digital disc!). When you get tired of the picture, simply bring in a new picture as well as the blockmount, and we will mount a new one on the existing board. Hey presto! A new look for the kids' room! Movie posters are cheaply available from many DVD rental shops, once blockmounted they look fantastic in kids' rooms (our son has many!).

Custom framed Mirrors

octagonal mirror


Octagonal frame.

Mirror cross

Custom mirror framing

Cross-shaped framed mirror.

Bevel mirror

Bevelled mirror

We frame flat glass and bevelled glass mirrors to your specifications.

We will custom-make mirrors to your specifications: bevelled or unbevelled, plain or ornate, 3mm to 7mm thick glass. A quality mirror makes a bold statement in any room and can enhance a dark room by reflecting more light in. All our mirrors are made using glass a minimum of 3mm thick, ensuring an undistorted reflecting surface (no bending, warping or wavy reflections making you look like a Laurel and Hardy character such as many of the mass produced mirrors available these days from shopping malls). We also stock "Décor" range of mirrors via catalogue.

Snap Frames

Aluminium frames that open to the front, allowing content to be changed regularly. Ideal for guesthouses, factories and restaurants, where you may need to update information often. Available only in silver brushed aluminium. All snap frames are supplied with corner protectors and mounting screws. For indoor use only, though outdoor frames are available on request.


Art Gallery

We also offer a variety of framed & mounted prints and posters, as well as original art from local artists: Marion Maclean, Amanda du Plessis, Constance Widen, Kina Joubert etc.

Packaging & Courier Services

All framed and mounted work is wrapped before delivery to the client. Should you wish to have your works couriered nationally or internationally, we will ensure that it is packaged for the utmost protection and delivered by a reputable courier.

Reflections of Montagu facade

Where to find us

We are situated in the country village of Montagu in the Western Cape at
69 Bath Street.

Map to Reflections of Montagu

Lynn Shaw Cell: 079 517 2083
PO Box 167, Montagu, 6720, Western Cape, South Africa

Opening hours | Monday to Friday : 09h00 - 13h00 and 14h00 - 17h00
Saturdays : 09h00 - 12h00