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Reproduction of an Antique Oval Picture Frame carved and gilt on wood. It has got a typical Roman style shape

Width cm 8.5

Antique Oval Picture Frame

Reproduction of an Italian Antique Oval Picture Frame carved and gilt on wood. This Roman Baroque oval frame starts to be produced in the late 17th-century. It’s a model available in any size, therefore, you can fit with it any oval painting.Calculate Price | We Ship it in 60 DAYS from the order and the shipping process, which is by DHL, lasts about 2 days for Europe and 5 days for the rest of the world.

Properties of the antique oval picture frame

This reproduction of a Baroque oval frame is made of ayous and tulipwood perfectly combined together. As a result, we obtained the maximum strength with the minimum weight.  You can customize the shape of the oval as you prefer. To realize the perfect shape for your painting you must send us a drawing of its real size. To do that, you just put the oval painting on paper and with a pen, you draw the perimeter. In this way, we will be able to cover the overlap with cm 0,5  around the painting.

Section width cm 8.5
Rabbet cm 1

Baroque oval frame decorations

Decorations are typically in Roman style. Its profile is made by convex and concave surfaces with three different types of carvings, plus four corner decorations, which follow the shape of the oval sight. This frame is named after the 17th-century famous Neapolitan painter, even if has not much connection with him. Apart from the fact that there are many Salvator Rosa paintings framed with this model, the real source of its shape can probably be the section of a Doric column. 

The carving of this antique oval picture frame is in wood pulp. We prepare it using powdered wood, glues, and solvents. First, we insert it manually into the molds, then we extract it and we mount it on the frame. When dry, we can carve it and gild it by using our master’s touch. This procedure saves many hours of work and lets us obtain an extraordinary result.

You can watch a video of the full carving process following this link to our Youtube Channel:  Wood pulp carving |

Antique dark color for Baroque oval frame

“Patina” is an Italian word that refers to how dark is the frame. Apart from dark gold, the age of frames is determined by few cracks and tiny broken parts. For this reason, our gilder uses some kinds of stones to hit the frame. Also, the woodworms are fake as well, and you will be able to notice them by analyzing the pictures above.

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