Erected 1824

About Us

Established in 1989!

We are located opposite the Museum in Docklands at West India Quay. We were previously located in Canary Wharf and had traded from there since the early 1990’s.

If you wish to visit us to view our extensive map and print collection, please send us an email outlining your interests and we'll endeavour to put together a portfolio for you to view. For an 'online search' simply send us an email outlining your interests and we'll see what we can find.

Frontispiece Ltd offers a bespoke framing service which is undertaken in our Docklands based workshop (we do not contract out our services.) We were founder members of the Docklands Business Club (a branch of the London Chamber of Commerce) and members of the Ephemera Society.

Frontispiece are also agents for artists Colin Ruffell and Martin Aynscomb-Harris. We have a dedicated workshop in the West India Dock conservation area where we manufacture picture frames in metal and wood. We particularly pride ourselves on providing a competitive framing service to individuals who visit us with their own art work or photographs.

Our corporate customers include:

Barclays Bank, Citibank, HSBC, Canary Wharf Group, The Mirror Group, The Telegraph

Reginald Beer, F.R.S.A, J.P – Director

Born in 1945, Reg was educated at Hay Currie School and studied history at Avery Hill College, University of London.

He began his working career in photo-journalism in 1960, in Fleet Street, where he photographed, among others, the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds and Duke Ellington. Later he qualified as a teacher and taught in Tower Hamlets where he also became a local councillor and Deputy Mayor of the Borough. A former Trustee of the Whitechapel Art Gallery, Reg is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Freeman of the City of London and a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Poulters. He has been a Justice of the Peace since 1986. In 2016, Reg was awarded the Docklands ‘Life-time achievement Award’ by The Wharf newspaper.