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
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: https://youtu.be/fTQHIH9dRC8
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 (Antique dark color)
“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 as an original one. In other words, it concerns the process of aging the gold finishing, trying to distress as much as possible the reproduction 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. Gilders create as well 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 to rub the gold surface gently 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 plane.