Ornate Baroque frame
Reproduction of an Italian ornate Baroque frame carved and gilded on lime. This early 17th-century model is available in any size, therefore you can order it for any painting.
Structural properties of the ornate Baroque frame
This ornate Baroque frame 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 13.5
Rabbet cm 1
Ornate Baroque frame decorations
The carving is handmade and this is one of our most expensive frames. We make this model entirely by observing the ancient techniques because the carvings are too big to be made with wood pulp. See below a video showing the master carver in action
The video above shows how to realize the carving process. Only the carving process itself can take up to 50 working hours for a medium-size frame.
Patina (aging process)
“Patina” is an Italian word that refers to how dark and old look to be the frame. Apart from dark gold, the age of a 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 this ornate Baroque frame.
Videos related to the aging process
Explanation of the aging process
Distressing the gold surface
Rub off the gilding
CHEAPER MODELS OF THE ORNATE BAROQUE FRAME
See below for Baroque-style frames very rich in decorations but at a lower price.