Antique Picture Frames 1800s
Reproduction of an antique picture frame from the 1800s gilt on Swiss pine. This 19th-century model was originally reproduced in France during the early 18th century as well. In fact, it is a typical Rococo French style frame that has become so popular among collectors, painters, and framers that it has been reproduced for over 150 years.
In other words, it is a model of frame widely used either for Rocaile master paintings or 19th-century artworks. It is available for any particular painting size. Therefore, you can fit it with any painting.
Antique picture frames 1800s properties
This reproduction of a French antique picture frame of the 1800s 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 13
Rabbet cm 1
Antique frame 1800s decorations
Our reproductions of antique picture frames of the 1800s have decorations made of wood pulp and carved by hand. This astonishing technique makes you save a bunch of money. To overcome the very high cost of traditional hand-carving, it is necessary to use new techniques.
During the last years, we made a lot of research to achieve the great result of mastering a carving process that cut off working time without affecting the high quality of it. In fact, when you watch this picture frame from the 1800s, you see astonishing decorations along the external edge, and on the middle of the sides. They look hand-carved as if they were the ones of an authentic French frame.
The use of wood pulp, which is 99% composed of wood and 1% of solvent, gives us the chance to contain the price at a very low level. The entire process is handmade, and you can watch a video related to it by following this link to our Youtube Channel: https://youtu.be/fTQHIH9dRC8
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 French antique picture frame of the 1800s.
Videos related to the aging process
Explanation of the aging process
Distressing the gold surface
Rub off the gilding
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