Find here a rich collection of Baroque Picture Frames for sale. All the models displayed above are exclusive reproductions of authentic frames. We specialize in custom Baroque frame reproductions since 1905. We are located in Bologna – Italy, and we sell either online or in our location. Buy our tailored frames Made In Italy in any size.
We offer customers three different types of prices: expensive, affordable, and cheap. Above on this page are shown our expensive frames. They cost a lot because they’re unique and very exclusive. Every one of them was replicated from an existing original antique model.
We have been reproducing replicas of Baroque picture frames for more than a century. That’s why we’ve got an extraordinary knowledge of the manufacturing process of these models. We still use most of the ancient techniques which would be used at the beginning of the XIX century. The old methods require high-quality manual skills and take a long time to be done. That is the reason why our unique Baroque style frames are so expensive.
Since our mission is to produce frames for a large number of customers, we decided to create a line of inexpensive products. Although this line of products is very qualitative, they benefit from some processing techniques that significantly amortize the production cost. In essence, we have found a system that creates highly worked frames at an affordable price.
The fundamental characteristic of our system is the sobriety of the production steps required to reach substantial results. Technological innovation, in this sense, is the main protagonist. Although we put in practice a more straightforward manufacturing method, we realize sophisticated Baroque frames as well. Some of them have simplified ornamentation, but some others are even more complex, under the aspect of decorations.
How did we realize a good quality CATALOG of baroque style frames for a low price? We created a catalog focusing on the major necessity of customers. Most of the time, who wants to buy Baroque frames doesn’t care about a proper style. This kind of customer is looking for an excellent product at a reasonable price. His main target is to decorate home instead of getting a frame for an old master painting.
If you want to frame a low or medium price painting, you should go for this solution. You can download over here a beautiful catalog plenty of baroque models for a super low price! Still, if you have to frame a mirror, there is no need to spend a lot of money.
Dowload the cataalog of our cheapest Baroque picture frames: CATALOG.
The Baroque style was born in Rome around the beginning of the 17th century because the Catholic Church encouraged the production of a very sophisticated style to show the power of itself. That style has been manifested in several disciplines like sculpture, painting, and architecture. Even in frames remains available a wonderfully rich collection of models.
To remember just a few great painters of that era, we can mention Carracci, Caravaggio, Velázquez, and Rubens. We’ve mentioned two Italian painters, one Spanish painter, and one Flemish, to remember that the Baroque style invested the whole of Europe from the early 17th to mid 18th century. Therefore the major artworks of these artists are framed by elegant Baroque Picture Frames. Even if Flemish, Spanish, French, and Italian 17th-century frames are very different between them, concerning shapes and forms, they still have in common the beauty of their complex ornates.
In the field of authentic frames, Federici Workshop dedicated a lot of time in manufacturing unique reproductions. As our workshop is located in Bologna (Italy), the original town of Carracci, we have in town a great tradition of Baroque frames. We reproduce our models, watching and carefully studying the originals of the National Art Gallery of Bologna. (The most famous museum in town).
For more than a century Federici Workshop has worked for the major museums manufacturing Baroque frames. In many cases, they contact us to frame an old master painting with a missing frame. They look among the models of our collection and ask to realize a reproduction with a particular size. Our strength is to be able to provide any model in any measure. Museums, sometimes, ask to personalize our models. It’s not a problem for us.
The most challenging task we have to face is the one of replicating an authentic Baroque picture frame. In that case, first, we must study the photos museums send us, and we do some sketches. Second, we choose the best solution, and we carve little samples of every selected ornate. We then prepare the molds to use our wood pulp and realize exquisite decorations to be mounted on the flat surface of the frames. The last step involves us to carefully recarve the wood pulp to make carvings look like the original.
See the following videos showing our system:
video 1 (Wood pulp mounting)
video 2 (Wood pulp carving)
Manufacturing Baroque picture frames by innovative techniques are the best! Why do we think that way? We can make frames using ancient techniques, but we know that sometimes it is a waste of time. It could even be a waste of material resources.
We belong to a new generation of artisans devoted to recycling materials. Wood pulp is made 99% of wood. That is why it is so good. Therefore the 1% of the solvent used to create a handy paste allows us to save money and trees.
What about the final result? The final result is terrific. Nobody can tell the difference between a frame made by our innovative technique and one made traditionally. There is a vast difference, but that is due to the price. Our customers can save up to 60%.
Our last advice related to Baroque picture frames: CHOOSE, one of the models presented above. You will buy a unique reproduction for a very reasonable price.