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Baroque Picture Frames

Find here a rich collection of Baroque frames for sale. All the models displayed above are exclusive reproductions of custom Baroque picture frames that you can buy with the exact size for your paintings. Our frames can be realized either in Genuine Gold Leaf or Dutch gold leaf at your convenience. 

We realize products with several combinations of finishings. Therefore, you can personalize the kind of gilding and the color of the lacquer. Also, you can customize the section width of any model.

baroque frames price

All our Baroque style picture frames for sale are split into three main categories: Expensive, affordable, and cheap. In the menu of every category page, you’ll always find the links to those three categories.

Expensive Baroque frames style for paintings

Above on this page, we show expensive and affordable custom Baroque frames for paintings. We decided to put them together because they’re unique. In fact, the only difference between the two categories is due to the working hours. They belong to one or another category accordingly.

They are precise reproductions of authentic Baroque style frames. Every model was replicated from an existing original frame focusing on details. Therefore, at first glance, you will think that they are authentic. In other words, we manufacture them putting in practice the most ancient gilding techniques.

We’ve been reproducing replicas of Baroque style picture frames for more than a century. For this reason, we’ve got an extraordinary knowledge on the matter. We mixed traditional techniques with innovative ones to lower the prices. Thus, classic techniques, as the use of water gilding, are still available under request. 

The Baroque style gold frames displayed are in Dutch gold leaf. Also, our gildings are completed with a good Patina which look authentic. Anyone of our methods requires high-quality manual skills and takes a long time to be done. Consequently, our Baroque style picture frames are valuable.

Affordable Baroque style frames

Since our mission is to produce frames for a large number of customers, we decided to create a line of inexpensive products. Even though these products are very qualitative, they benefit from some processing techniques that significantly amortize the cost. In short, we have found a system to realize highly worked frames for a reasonable price.

Our system is primarly based on sobriety. The production steps required to reach substantial results are taken accordingly. As a result, technological innovation, research of new materials, and skills, are essential for us. 

Although we use new methods, taking off most of the obsolete techniques, we still realize sophisticated custom Baroque frames. Many of them have simplified ornamentations, but others are even more complex. So, affordable frames aren’t necessarily sober. There is still a place for rich frames among the affordable models.

For instance, see this inexpensive but very rich frame: Cod. 083

Cheap Baroque frames for sale

How did we realize a good quality catalog of Baroque style frames for a cheap price? We created it focusing on the customer’s necesity. When we deal with customers that look for products with reasonable price, the mentioned catalog comes in handy. Sometimes they don’t care about a proper style. In fact, their main target could be just to decor home instead of collecting old master paintings.

If you want to frame a low price painting, you can go for this solution. In addition, this could be the right choice for a cheap mirror frame to decor a naked wall. 

Down below you can download the catalog of our Baroque frames for cheap:

origin of baroque picture frames

The Baroque style appeared in Rome around the early 17th century. It seems like the Catholic Church encouraged the birth of a sophisticated style to show its power. Baroque art manifested itself in several disciplines like sculpture, painting, and architecture. Even in frames remains available a wonderfully collection of models.

Antique Baroque frames for paintings

To remember just a few great painters of the Baroque era, we can mention Carracci, Caravaggio, Velázquez, and Rubens. We’ve mentioned two Italian painters, a Spanish one, and a Flemish, to point out that Baroque art invested the whole of Europe. 

The significant artworks of these artists share beautiful custom Baroque Picture Frames. Even if the shapes of Flemish, Spanish, French, and Italian 17th-century frames are different, they all have in common complex ornates.

Custom Baroque picture frames, large

As our workshop is located in Bologna (Italy), the place birth of Carracci, we have in town a great tradition of antique Baroque frames for paintings. We reproduce our models carefully studying the originals of the National Art Gallery of Bologna

The Art Gallery of Bologna allows us to get in touch with large Baroque picture frames. You can see them from near to appreciate the quality and the strengthening of their structures. Their paintings show the importance of the Church in teaching dogmas and concepts to people during history. You can tell it from the magnificence of the artworks.

Large Baroque frames are imponent, heavy, but still, rich in ornates and well balanced. They give to the observers a better focus of the painting. Let us know if you need a Baroque frame with extra size.

museums and Baroque Frames for sale

Since 1905, Federici Workshop has worked for the major museums manufacturing custom Baroque frames for paintings. Often, museums contact us orderin frames for master paintings. They look among our models and ask for a reproduction with a custom size. 

Especially for extra-large Baroque picture frames, we found a system to create the four sides of the frame dismounted. We developed an easy method to join the sides in the place of destination. With a simple use of glue and screws, our frames can be fixed together and hunged up on walls.

When frames are too large is not a good idea to try to ship them mounted. They would be more exposed to damages during transport. Even though their section width would be wide enough to be robust, the weight could be too high. Thus, the sides dismounted comes to be in handy. Besides, the shipping cost will be much lower.

Replicas of Baroque frames 

The most challenging service we provide to customers is the replication of authentic Baroque frames. To accomplish with that, we have go through a challenging process. First, we must study the avalable photos of the model and sketch various soolutions. After choosing the best one, we carve samples of every selected ornate accordingly.  

Second, we prepare the molds to make exquisite decorations. The last step involves the careful recarving of the wood pulp ornates. In the end, they’re going to look like the originals.

Check out on our Youtube channel two videos showing the entire process:

Wood pulp mounting
Wood pulp carving


Manufacturing cheap Baroque frames wholesale is one of our goals! We can make frames using expensive ancient methods, but we know that sometimes it is a waste of materials and resources. There are types of clients that don’t need that kind of work.

We belong to a new generation of artisans devoted to recycling materials. Therefore, we encourage our customers to make us use new working techniques. The wood pulp for carved decorations is super innovative.

Our wood pulp is made 99% of real wood so that the 1% of the solvent used to create a handy paste doesn’t change its main property. The pulp gets dry approximately in a week. When dry, we carve on it fine decorations as we do for wood ornates.

See a video on our Youtube channel showing the system. We recarve four beautiful corner leaves: carving wood pulp ornates.

Final result

What about the final result? Terrific is the right word to describe it. Nobody can tell the difference between a frame made by our technique and one made traditionally. Still, there is a vast difference, but that is due to the price. Our customers can save up to 60% this way.

Wood pulp carvings are as resilient as wood carvings. The shapes will be precisely the same, and gilding them will be even easier because of the porosity of the material. In short, wood pulp allows the gesso to stick better on carvings.

To wrap up, we want to talk about the brightness of the gold. Wood pulp is resilient but softer than wood. Its softness is useful when we have to bright the gilding. For that purpose, we use an agate stone to polish the genuine gold leaves and with a softer surface, the gold becomes brighter.