Cassetta Picture Frame
Reproduction of an Italian cassetta picture frame gilt on wood. This 16th-century model is available for any particular painting size so that you can frame with it any painting.
This cassetta 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. 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 11.5
Rabbet cm 1
Punchwork decoration of cassetta frame
The decoration of the flat surface is handmade and it gives the frame a very rich sight. See the video below to know more about the technique.
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 cassetta picture 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.
Videos related to the aging process
Explanation of the aging process
Distressing the gold surface
Rub off the gilding
CHEAPER CASSETTA FRAMES
See below for different models of cassetta frame with similar structure but at a lower price.