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Cod. 026

Reproduction of a reverse cassetta frame of the 17th century. It’s a typical gilt Bolognese picture frame

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Width cm 9

Reverse cassetta frame

Reproduction of an Italian reverse cassetta frame gilt on wood. This Bolognese early 17th-century frame is available for any particular painting size. Therefore, you can fit it with any painting.

Reverse cassetta frame properties

This 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 9
Rabbet cm 1

Reverse cassetta frame decorations

The surface of this reproduction frame is completely smooth. This kind of profile is very common within Bolognese antique-style frames of the 1600s. It is a frame that fits well with Baroque landscapes where you don’t need a frame to be more important than the painting itself.

Patina (aging process)

“Patina” is an Italian word that refers to how dark and old the frame looks. 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 reverse cassetta frame of the 1600s.

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 reproduction frames with similar structures but at a lower price.

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