18th century French frame
Reproduction of an 18th century French frame gilt on wood. This French model is available for any particular painting size. Therefore, you can fit it with any painting.
Properties of the 18th century French frame
This reproduction frame is made with ayous and tulipwood combined together. We use ayous 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
Rabbet cm 1
18th century French frame Decorations
The carving is handmade and it is partially made on wood and partially made of wood pulp to lower the price. See the carving on wood in the video below
The carver reshapes the outer square edge giving this frame a sinuous external form typical of Rocaille art.
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 French frame reproduction.
Videos related to the aging process
Explanation of the aging process
Distressing the gold surface
Rub off the gilding
CHEAPER 18TH CENTURY FRENCH FRAME REPRODUCTIONS
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