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Reproduction of an antique oval picture frame carved and gilt on wood. It has got a typical Roman-style shape

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Width cm 9.5

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Antique oval picture frame

Reproduction of a Roman antique oval picture frame carved and gilt on wood. This Baroque oval frame appeared firstly in Rome in the late 17th century. It’s a model available in any size, therefore you can fit with it any oval painting.

Properties of the antique oval picture frame

This reproduction of an antique oval picture frame is made of ayous and tulipwood combined together. As a result, we obtain the maximum strength with the minimum weight. Customize the shape of the oval sight as you prefer.

To realize the oval shape for your painting, you must send us a drawing of its real size. First, put the painting on paper, and then draw the perimeter with a pen. This way, we will be able to realize the right rabbet of the frame. When you will insert your artwork into the frame, they will match perfectly.

Section width cm 9.5
Rabbet cm 1

Antique oval picture frame decorations

Decorations are typically in Roman style. Its profile is made of convex and concave surfaces split by three different types of carvings. Plus, four corner decorations enrich the style following the shape of the oval sight.

This Baroque oval frame is named after the 17th-century famous Neapolitan painter Salvator Rosa, even if it has not much connection with him. The connection could be due to the fact that there are many Salvator Rosa paintings framed with this model. Therefore, we don’t think this model is a source of the creativity of Salvator Rosa himself. We think instead, that its style is derived from the section of a Doric column. 

The carving of this antique oval picture frame is in wood pulp. We prepare this innovative material using recycled wood, glue, and solvents. First, we insert it manually into the molds, then we extract and mount it on the frame. When it gets dry, we carve and gild it by using our master’s touch.

This procedure saves many hours of manual work and lets us obtain extraordinary results. Watch a video of the full carving process following this link to our Youtube Channel: Wood pulp carving 

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 antique oval picture frame reproduction.

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 antique round frame reproductions that can be realized with oval shapes at a lower price.

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