Baroque black frame
Reproduction of an Italian Baroque black frame gilt on lime wood. This early 17th-century model is available for any particular painting size. Therefore, you can fit it with any painting.
Baroque black frame properties
This reproduction frame is made with lime and tulipwood combined together. We use lime 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 14.5
Rabbet cm 1
Baroque black frame decorations
Watch a video on our Youtube Channel explaining our wood pulp carving technique:
The black lacquer on the flat surface creates a contrast with the gilded ornaments. Any dark color would produce the same nice effect. Customize the color of the lacquer as you prefer.
Patina (aging process)
“Patina” is an Italian word that refers to the tone of the final gilding of the frame. Making an astonishing Patina is one of the major skills of the gilder in order to make seem this reproduction of a Carlo Maratta frame an original one. In other words, it concerns the process of aging the gold finishing, trying to distress as much as possible the reproduction frame without exaggerating too much.
To complete the procedure, gilders use some different kinds of stones to hit the frame, creating some fake tiny broken parts all around the sides. Besides, gilders create fake wormholes to age the gilding and you will be able to see them analyzing deeply the picture detail attached above.
Another important part of the patina is gently rubbing off the gold surface with steel wool, trying to make the typical antique abrasions that you see in antique picture frames. In conclusion, any damaged little part of the frame is just a part of a bigger plan to age this Baroque black frame reproduction.
Videos related to the aging process
Explanation of the aging process
Distressing the gold surface
Rub off the gilding
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