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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

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Baroque frame

This is a 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 to fit any painting.

Structural properties

This Baroque frame reproduction is made with lime and tulipwood combined. 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 more significant 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 between 1.5 to 4 cm. Sometimes even more profound due to structural reasons or under request.

Section width cm 14.5
Rabbet cm 1

Decorations of Baroque Frame

Most of the carvings are handmade, like in ancient times. It is a very long procedure that requires excellent 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 using an innovative technique. The video below shows the quality of the work done on this model.

In the following video, you can see the Dutch gold leaf gilding technique.

Patina (aging process)

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

Also, the wormholes are simulated, and you will be able to notice them by deeply analyzing the pictures at the top of this product page. Wormholes do not indicate activity within or a recent flight of beetles. Remember that we faked them to age the frame.

In the video below, you can see how the master gilder darkens the surface of the frame.

More 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

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