Black and gold picture frame
Reproduction of an Italian black and gold picture frame gilt on wood. This early 17th-century model is available for any painting size. Therefore, you can fit it with any painting.
Black and gold frame properties
This black and gold picture frame is made of lime and tulipwood perfectly combined together. We use lime 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 14.5
Rabbet cm 1
Black and gold frame decorations
The carving of this frame is handmade and you can watch a video of the procedure following this link to our Youtube Channel. https://youtu.be/fTQHIH9dRC8 | The lacquering of the flat surface is customizable by using any color. Therefore you can specify your favorite color by mailing us a photo. You can watch a related video showing the lacquering process by clicking the link: https://youtu.be/eBc9EYy4HHU
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 antique black and gold frame reproduction.
Videos related to the aging process
Explanation of the aging process
Distressing the gold surface
Rub off the gilding