Skip to content

Cod. 060

Reproduction of an old reverse cassetta frame gilt on wood. It’s an early 17th century Bolognese style picture frame

Width cm 10.5

Old reverse cassetta frame

Reproduction of an Italian old reverse cassetta frame gilt on wood. This early 17th-century model is available for any painting size. Therefore, you can fit it with any painting.

Structural properties

This antique reversed cassetta frame is made of ayous and tulipwood perfectly combined together to obtain maximum strength.  This cassetta picture frame is completely customizable to meet any client’s desire.

Section width cm 10.5
Rabbet cm 1

Old reversed cassetta framedecorations

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