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Cod. 095

Reproduction of an Empire Large Vintage Frame gilt on wood. It’s an early 19th-century French style frame

Width cm 10

Large Vintage Frame

Reproduction of a French Large Vintage Frame gilt on wood. This early 19th-century model is available for any particular painting size that you own. It is an affordable version of the more sophisticated model #047 

Properties of the large vintage frame

This Large Vintage Frame is made of ayous and tulipwood.  We combine those two kinds of wood to obtain a durable product but very light at the same time. Ayous is the soft and tender wood that allows us to work easily the shape of the frame. Instead, tulipwood is the hardwood that will be used to strengthen the back of the frame. As almost every one of our frames, this model, is completely customizable in order to meet any client’s desire. For instance, you can either change the shape of the profile or the finishing.

Section width cm 10
Rabbet cm 1

large vintage frame Decorations

The carving of this frame is handmade and you can watch a video of the full procedure following this link to our Youtube Channel. | Decorations are in wood pulp. We fix the decorations on wood and then we apply four hands of gesso on top of them. The result is astonishing. They look very smooth and look like part of the wood.

Antique dark color for a large vintage frame

The result of an antique dark color for the Reproduction of this large vintage frame is complex work. To make it Gilders use certain types of stones to hit the gilded surface and make tiny broken parts. Wormholes are fake as well, you will be able to see them analyzing the photographs above. 

You can discover more about our darkening frame technique by seeing the video below.

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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