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Reproduction of Italian Baroque frame carved and gilt on lime wood. It’s a late 17th-century Bolognese style frame

Width cm 14.5

Baroque frame

Reproduction of an Italian Baroque frame carved and gilt on wood. This Bolognese late 17th-century Baroque picture frame is available for any painting size. Therefore, you can fit it with any painting.

Structural properties

This Baroque 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 need to cover a bigger part of the painting you can ask to enlarge it. The rabbet depth instead, depends on the thickness of the painting. In most of our models, it is something between 1.5 to 4 cm. Sometimes even deeper due to structural reasons or under request.

Section width cm 14.5
Rabbet cm 1

Decorations of Baroque Frame

Most of the carving is handmade like in ancient times. It is a very long procedure that requires great skills. You can watch a video of the classical carving process applied to a similar model following this link to our Youtube Channel: Wood carving process.

The four leaves and the outer ornamentation are carved on wood pulp following a very innovative technique. See the video below to check the quality of the work made on a similar model.

Patina (aging process)

“Patina” is an Italian word that refers to how dark and old looks the frame. Apart from dark gold, the age of a Baroque frame is determined by a few cracks and tiny broken parts all around the sides. For this purpose, our gilder hits its surfaces with some kinds of stones.

Also, the wormholes are simulated as well, and you will be able to notice them by analyzing deeply the pictures above. The presence of wormholes does not indicate activity within or a recent flight of beetles. Remember that they were faked by us to specifically age the frame.

Videos related to the aging process 

Explanation of the aging process
Distressing the gold surface
Rub off the gilding
Dark shellac
Applying shellac
Final result


See below for models of the Baroque frames at a lower price.