17th century Spanish frame
Reproduction of a 17th century Spanish frame gilt on ayous wood. This cassetta frame is available for any particular painting size. Therefore, you can fit it with any painting.
17th century Spanish frame properties
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 10.5
Rabbet cm 1
17th-century Spanish frame decorations
The carving of this Spanish frame is handmade and you can know more about the technique itself by watching a video on our Youtube channel. https://youtu.be/fTQHIH9dRC8
The lacquering of the red surface is customizable. You can ask for any color. Watch a video on our Youtube channel 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 17th century frame reproduction.
See below a video showing all the steps of the Patina.
More videos related to the aging process
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