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Reproduction of an Antique Gold Photo Frame gilt on wood. It’s a 16th-century style Renaissance Cassetta frame

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Antique Gold Photo Frame

Reproduction of an antique gold photo frame gilt on wood. This 16th-century Renaissance style frame is available in any size so that you can frame with it any photo. Originally this model was created for antique paintings as in older times photographs didn’t exist. 

Properties of antique gold photo frame

This antique gilded photo frame is made in ayous and tuulipwood perfectly combined together to obtain maximum strength.  It is completely customizable in order to meet any client’s desire.

Section width cm 6
Rabbet cm 0.6

360° presentation

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

Antique gilded photo frame molding

The surface of this antique photo frame is completely smooth. We gild it either with Dutch gold leaf or genuine gold leaf under request. The price for Genuine gold leaf rises about 30% more than the standard price that you can calculate on your own by our algorithm. Watch a video related to the gilding process on our Youtube Channel: Dutch gold leaf gilding process

If you go for genuine gold leaf, just send us an email requesting it and we will reply within 24 hours with the new price. See a video showing the genuine gold leaf gilding process: Genuine gold leaf gilding

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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