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Cod. 032

Reproduction of Barocchetto Bolognese picture frame of the 18th century. It is carved and gilt on Swiss pine by traditional techniques

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Width cm 7

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

360° presentation

Click on the video below to see this replica frame with a 360° overview.

Bolognese Picture Frame Decorations

The carving is completely handmade using a traditional technique. Follow this link to our YouTube channel to watch a video of the carving process.

Dutch metal leaf gilding

See the video below to watch the Dutch metal leaf gilding process realized on this frame model.

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.

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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