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Reproduction of a 17th century Antique Picture Frame gilt on lime. It’s a Reverse cassetta frame with punching flat surface

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Width cm 14.5


Antique Picture Frame

Reproduction of an Italian Antique Picture Frame carved, gilt and decorated with punching technique on gesso. This Bolognese early 17th century reverse cassetta frame is available for any particular painting size. Therefore you can fit it with any painting.Calculate Price | We Ship it  in 60 DAYS from order and the shipping process, which is by DHL, lasts about 2 days for Europe and 5 days for the rest of the world.


This antique frame replica is made of lime and tulipwood perfectly combined together. We use lime for the front side and tulipwood for the back side of the frame. As a result we obtain the maximum strength with the minimum weigh.  You can customize the ribbet size as you prefer. For instance, if you want to show a bigger part of the painting you can ask to reduce it.

  • Section width cm 14.5
  • Ribbet cm 1

Antique Picture Frame Decorations

The carving is handmade and it is on wood pulp. You can watch a video of this kind of carving process following the link to our Youtube Channel. | The Decoration on the flat surface is also handmade and Gilders use a special kind of nail to make any single tiny hole. As a result, the holes, look like a unique 17th century Bolognese ornate. This punching tecqnique create a fine leaf decoration all around the frame that it will change quite frequently as teh light change. As a result you’ll be able to notice it in some hours of the day with very well marked ornamentations or not almost seeing it with the wrong light, or even with an excess of atificial light all around.

Patina (Antique dark color)

“Patina” is an Italian word that refers to the color of the frame. Making an astonishing Patina is one of the major skill of the Gilder in order to make seem a Reproduction as one Real Antique Picture Frame. To complete this process Gilders use some different kind of stones to distress the frame and create some fake tiny broken parts. In addition the worm halls are fake as well and you will be able to see them anylizing deeply the picture detail above. In conclusion any damaged little part of the frame is just a part of a bigger plane.

A good patina comes to be the most important thing to create a fine antique picture frame reproduction. Along the years, we have seen beautiful carvings on right profiles of the frames but sometimes gilded with a very bad patina. A bad patina can literally destroy a fine frame. When the patina is well done it is able to show the relevance of any carving and the relevance of every detail of an antique picture frame replica.

With our unbelievable surparise happened even to see bad reproduction frames, in terms of shape and carvings but looking nice because of a fantastic patina.

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This Reproduction of Antique Picture Frame fit very well with any kind of antique painting. Because of that, in the last years, our customers used it to frame modern painting as well. In conclusion our advice is to choose this frame to frame an important antique painting or to own just a beautiful frame. 

We strongly beleive that art is not so strict as math is. In addittition we think that the art of framing is very subjective and the last choise should always come from the customer. We encorage our customers to select among our huge collection the antique frame that they like most. In some cases it is not important to have frame and painting with same style and period. For us it is much more important to pick the frame that you will love all life!