Reproduction of an antique Roman frame gilt and lacquered with black paint on wood. This 18th-century model is available for any particular painting size.
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 5.5
Rabbet cm 1
The carving of this Roman-style frame is handmade and you can watch a video of the procedure by following this link to our Youtube Channel. https://youtu.be/fTQHIH9dRC8
The lacquering of the black surface is customizable by using any color. Therefore, you can specify your favorite color by mailing us a photo. You can watch a related video showing the lacquering process: https://youtu.be/eBc9EYy4HHU
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
See below for Roma style frames with similar structures but at a lower price.