Baroque Painting Frame
Reproduction of an Italian Baroque painting frame gilt on wood. This late 17th-century model is available in any size. Therefore, you can fit it with any painting.
Baroque painting frame proprieties
This Baroque Painting Frame reproduction is made of 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 15
Rabbet cm 1
Baroque painting frame decorations
Decorations are in wood pulp. We carve it when it is dry, giving the ornates a very nice shape form. The use of wood pulp, which is 99% composed of wood and 1% of solvent, gives us the chance to contain the price at a very low level. The entire process is handmade, and you can watch a video related to it by following this link to our Youtube Channel: https://youtu.be/fTQHIH9dRC8
You can still order this frame completely carved on wood for a totally different price. To carve it on wood we would use Swiss pine, which is softwood. Ask for a quote, if you are interested in this reproduction of a Baroque painting frame made completely of wood.
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 Baroque painting 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 painting 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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