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Cod. 108

Reproduction Picture Frame of late 17th century. It is a frame gilded on wood with acanthus leaves 

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Width cm 9.5

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Reproduction Picture Frame

Reproduction Picture Frame carved and gilt on wood. This late 17th-century model is available for any particular painting size 

Properties of a Reproduction picture frame

This reproduction frame is made of ayous.  This frame is completely customizable in order to meet any client’s desire.

Section width cm 9.5
Rabbet cm 1

360° presentation

Click on the video below to see this replica frame with a 360° overview.


Decorations are in wood pulp. We carve it when is dry giving the ornates a very nice shape form. The use of wood pulp, which is 99% composed of wood and 1% of solvent, gives us the chance to contain the price at a very low level. The entire process is handmade and you can watch a video related to it following this link in our Youtube Channel:

You can still order this frame completely carved on wood for a totally different price. To carve it on wood we would use Swiss pine which is softwood. Ask for a quote if you are interested in this Reproduction frame made completely on wood.

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