Gold gilt frame
It is an Italian gold gilt cassetta reverse frame reproduction of the 17th-century and it is available for any particular painting size.
Properties of this gold gilt frame
This reproduction frame is made with 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 10.5
Rabbet cm 1
Gold gilt frame decorations
The carving is handmade. You can watch a video of the carving process by clicking the following link which drives you to our Youtube Channel: https://youtu.be/fTQHIH9dRC8
When the gold leaf is dry we start to decorate the surfaces of this gold gilt frame making an ornate motif by using a punch. The punch can either be made with a group of long and thick nails fixed together or just by one nail. The textured surface produced by this punching looks very nice. See the video below to know more about this technique.
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 gold gilt reverse cassetta frame.
Videos related to the aging process
Explanation of the aging process
Distressing the gold surface
Rub off the gilding
CHEAPER GOLD GILT FRAME REPRODUCTIONS WITH PUNCHWORK
See below for models of antique frame reproductions with similar decorations but at a lower price.