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Reproduction of gilded Renaissance frame. It’s a Bolognese 16th century cassetta picture frame carved and gilt on wood

Width cm 12

Gilded Renaissance Frame

Reproduction of a gilded Renaissance frame. This Bolognese 16th-century cassetta frame is available for any painting size. Therefore, you can fit it with any painting.


This reproduction is made of lime, ayous, and tulipwood combined together. We use lime and ayous for the front side, while we use 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 12
Rabbet cm 1

Gilded Renaissance frame decorations

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

Patina (aging process)

“Patina” is an Italian word that refers to how dark and old looks 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 gilded Renaissance frames with similar structures but at a lower price.