Bolognese Picture Frame
Reproduction of a Bolognese picture frame carved and gilt on wood. This Barocchetto style frame of the 1700s is available for any particular painting size. Therefore you can fit it with any painting.
Barocchetto Bolognese frame properties
This Bolognese picture 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 7
Rabbet cm 1
Bolognese Picture Frame Decorations
The carving is completely handmade with a very traditional technique. Watch a video of the carving process following this link to our Youtube Channel. https://youtu.be/9PNGscj_0Ng |
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 Renaissance Cassetta frame.