From Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse, http://eolake.blogspot.com/ , born in Denmark.
“Kunsthandel” is art dealer in Danish. Not a gallery, more like a shop with tons of paintings and frame. “Glarmester” means one who installs windows. (“Glar…” glazing.) So they probably do framing too. “Kunst” is art, both in German and Danish. And “handel” is store or dealing in Danish, I think in German too."
From Les Skinner, www.tudorglass.com.au
The great label in this post was supplied by John Turner of Angmering Framing & Stitches, West Sussex, England. I can't find any additional information on the company, although the 1901 census shows that George Searle aged 48, his wife Mary Searle aged 50, their son Bertie G H Searle aged 21, and house worker Mary J Delve aged 18, all lived at this address in 1901. Although strangely the professions of both men were listed as 'Painter and House Decorator'. If any more history can be supplied we can update this post.
William Augustus Smith was a framemaker in London and traded under this name from 1871 to 1888, he also had a business in Nottingham. He made frames for artists, such as G.F. Watts, Holman Hunt, Lord Leighton, and John Singer Sargent. More information on the company and its history on the National Portrait Gallery website, directory of British picture framemakers 1630-1950 resource.
Polak Bros were based in London from 1875 to 1880, and traded from this address; 17 Rathbone Place, Oxford Street between 1876-1879. The business was run by James and Isaac Polak, who both came from Belgium. Some extra details on them, and several other possibly connected framemakers called Polak who traded in London around the same time, can be found on the National Portrait Gallery, British picture framemakers 1630-1950 resource. The frame is classic example of a Victorian heavily compo ornamented cove.