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Reproduction of a Baroque Spanish frame. It’s a late 17th-century style frame gilded on wood

Width cm 10

Baroque Spanish frame

Reproduction of a Baroque Spanish picture frame. This early 17th-century model is available in any size.


This Baroque frame is made of ayous and tulipwood perfectly combined together. We do that to strengthen the structure of the frame. Tulipwood is in the back and ayous in the front of the frame. Tulipwood is very resistant and heavy while ayous is soft and light and very easy to work with.  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 10
Rabbet cm 1

Decorations of Baroque Spanish frame

The Decorations of this Spanish model frame are handmade. Carvers use a technique to realize wood pulp ornaments. See the technique on our Youtube Channel. | This technique makes you save a bunch of money without losing quality. Wood pulp is made 99% of wood so that in the end this frame is very durable even if it has a very affordable price.

Patina (aging process)

“Patina” is an Italian word that refers to the tone of the final gilding of the frame. Making an astonishing Patina is one of the major skills of the gilder in order to make seem this reproduction picture frame an original one. In other words, it concerns the process of aging the gold finishing, trying to distress as much as possible the reproduction frame without exaggerating too much. To complete the procedure, gilders use some different kinds of stones to hit the frame, creating some fake tiny broken parts all around the sides. Besides, gilders create fake wormholes to age the gilding and you will be able to see them analyzing deeply the picture detail attached above.

Another important part of the patina is gently rubbing off the gold surface with steel wool, trying to make the typical antique abrasions that you see in antique picture frames. In conclusion, any damaged little part of the frame is just a part of a bigger plan.

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

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