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Reproduction of an antique Round Picture Frame gilt on wood. It’s an early 19th century Empire style picture frame

Width cm 9

Antique Round Picture Frame

Reproduction of a French Antique Round Picture Frame carved and gilt on wood. This French early 19th century Empire round frame is available for any particular painting size. Therefore you can fit it with any painting.


This antique round frame is made of ayous and tulipwood perfectly combined together. As a result, we obtained the maximum strength with the minimum weight.  You can customize the rabbet size as you prefer. For instance, if you want to show a bigger part of the painting you can ask to reduce it.

Section width cm 8.5
Rabbet cm 1

Antique Round Picture Frame Decorations

The carving is handmade, and you can watch a video of the carving process following this link to our YouTube channel. | 

Patina (Antique dark color)

“Patina” is an Italian word that refers to the color of the frame. Making an astonishing Patina is one of the major skills of the Gilder in order to make the Reproduction of an Antique Round Frame as one original one. To complete this process, Gilders used some different kinds of stones to hit the frame and create some fake tiny broken parts. In addition, the worm halls are fake as well and you will be able to see them analyzing deeply the picture detail above. In conclusion, any damaged little part of the frame is just a part of a bigger plane.

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