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Cod. 058

Reproduction of an antique Venetian frame gilt on wood. It’s an early 18th century style picture frame

Width cm 8

Antique Venetian frame

Reproduction of an antique Venetian frame gilt on wood. This Venetian 18th-century style frame is available for any painting size. Therefore, you can fit it with any painting.

Structural properties

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. We will build the frame with the exact depth that you need.

Section width cm 8
Rabbet cm 1

Antique Venetian frame decorations

The carving is handmade and it is on wood pulp. You can watch a video of this kind of carving process by following the link to our Youtube Channel: 

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 the frame.

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


See below for models of frames with similar structures but at a lower price.