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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 painting size. Therefore you can fit it with any painting.Calculate Price | We Ship it in 60 DAYS from the order and the shipping process, which is by DHL, lasts about 2 days for Europe and 5 days for the rest of the world.

Properties of antique picture frame

This antique picture frame reproduction is made with lime and tulipwood combined together. We use lime for the front side and tulipwood for the backside of the frame. As a result, we obtain the maximum strength with the minimum weight.  You can customize the rabbet width as you prefer. For instance, if you want to show a bigger part of the painting you can ask to reduce it. The rabbet depth instead, depends on the thickness of the painting. In most of our models, it is something between 1,5 cm to 4 cm. Sometimes even deeper if the frame has to be strengthened.

Section width cm 14.5
Rabbet width 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. Our gilder uses a special kind of nail to make any single tiny hole. As a result, the holes altogether look like a unique 17th century Bolognese ornate.
The punching technique creates a fine decoration all around the four sides. Surprisingly, it will change as the light change, quite frequently to tell the truth. You’ll be able to notice its shape in certain hours of the day, with very well marked ornamentations. On the other hand, during later hours of the day, you will hardly notice it.

Patina (Antique dark color)

“Patina” is an Italian word that refers to how dark is the frame. Apart from dark gold, the age of frames is determined by few cracks and tiny broken parts. For this reason, our gilder uses some kinds of stones to hit the frame. Also, the woodworms are fake as well, and you will be able to notice them by analyzing the pictures above.

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