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Cod. 031

Reproduction of an Italian antique oval frame carved and gilt on Swiss pine. It’s an early 18th-century model in Barocchetto Bolognese style

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Width cm 8.5

Antique Oval Frame

Reproduction of an Italian antique oval frame carved on Swiss pine. This Bolognese early 18th-century frame is a typical Barocchetto frame (Rococo style) and is available for any painting size. Therefore, you can fit it with any painting.

Antique oval frame properties

This antique oval frame reproduction is made with Swiss pine and tulipwood combined together. We use Swiss pine for the carved 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 8.5
Rabbet cm 1

Antique oval frame decorations

The carving is handmade and this is one of our expensive frames. We make this model entirely by observing the ancient techniques because the carvings are too peculiar to be made with wood pulp. 

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 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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If you need an antique oval frame reproduction at a lower price just ask us to realize any other inexpensive model of the website but built with the oval internal shape. For this specific request send us an email.