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Cod. 019

Reproduction of Renaissance Cassetta frame carved and gilt on wood. It’s a typical Bolognese Renaissance frame of the early 17th century

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Width cm 12

Renaissance Cassetta frame

Reproduction of a Renaissance Cassetta frame gilt on wood. This early 17th-century model is available in any size. Therefore, you can fit it with any painting.

Renaissance Cassetta frame properties

This Renaissance frame reproduction is made of Swiss pine, ayous, and tulipwood combined together. We use lime and ayous for the front side, while we use 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 12
Rabbet cm 1

Renaissance Cassetta frame decorations

The carving of this Renaissance Cassetta frame is handmade and this is one of our most expensive models. See below a video showing the master carver in action

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 Renaissance Cassetta frame.

See below a video showing all the steps of the Patina.

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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See below for Renaissance frames with similar structures but at a lower price.