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Reproduction of a rare silvered Venetian frame silvered on wood. It’s a late 17th-century frame with Venetian style decorations

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Width cm 13

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Silvered Venetian frame

Reproduction of a silvered Venetian frame carved on wood. This Venetian late 17th-century frame is available in size. Therefore, you can fit it with any painting.

Silvered Venetian frame properties

This silvered Venetian frame is made of Swiss pine and tulipwood combined together. We use Swiss pine 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 13
Rabbet cm 1

Silvered Venetian frame decorations

The carving is handmade and you can watch a video of the carving process following this link to our Youtube Channel. 

The astonishing decorations of this frame model aren’t very common just as its finishing is not. In fact, you don’t see them frequently in the more typical Venetian-style models of the 1600s. What really is typical of Venice, are the 8 cartouches along the sides.

Even the silver leaf makes this model quite rare, probably very suitable for kinds of paintings where one tries to reach more sobriety.

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 silvered Venetian 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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