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Reproduction of Renaissance picture frame carved on wood, gilt, and lacquered with black paint. It’s a Renaissance cassetta frame. Width cm 12

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Renaissance Picture Frame

Reproduction of an Italian Renaissance picture frame carved, gilt, and decorated with black lacquer. This Bolognese early 16th-century Cassetta frame is available for any painting size. Therefore, you can fit it with any painting.

Structural properties of the Renaissance picture frame

This Renaissance frame is made of lime, ayous, and tulipwood combined. We use lime and ayous for the front side, while tulipwood is used for the back side 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 between 1.5 and 4 cm. Sometimes, it is even deeper due to structural reasons or upon request.

Section width cm 12
Rabbet cm 1

Renaissance picture frame decorations

The carving is handmade, partially made of wood, and partially made of wood pulp to lower the price. See the carving on wood in the following YouTube video: woodcarving by hand 

The flat central surface is lacquered with black paint. Watch a video of the technique:

Patina (aging process)

“Patina” is an Italian word that refers to how dark and old the frame looks. Apart from dark gold, the age of a frame is determined by a few cracks and tiny broken parts around the sides. For this purpose, our gilder hits its surfaces with stones.

Also, the wormholes are simulated; you can notice them by profoundly analyzing the pictures above. Wormholes do not indicate activity within or a recent flight of beetles. Remember that we faked them to age this Renaissance picture frame precisely.

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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See below for models of Renaissance frame reproductions with similar structures but at a lower price.

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