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Reproduction of an Empire picture frame gilt on wood. It’s a typical early 19th-century French style frame

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Width cm 5.5

Empire Picture Frame

Reproduction of a French Empire Picture Frame gilt on wood. This early 19th-century model is available for any particular painting size. Therefore, you can fit it with any painting.


This Roman frame reproduction will be shipped dismounted, unless you order it with a very small size. You will be able to mount it in minutes yourself. Click on the video below to see our innovative mounting technique.

Still, if you prefer, you will be able to receive this frame already mounted. In this case, shipping could cost a little more. After specified your preference, we will charge the difference if due.


Empire frame properties

This reproduction of French Empire picture frame is made with ayous.

You can customize the rabbet width as you prefer. For instance, if you need to cover a bigger part of the painting you can ask to enlarge it. The rabbet depth instead is 1 cm. If you need it deeper we can do it.

Section width cm 5.5
Rabbet cm 0.6

Empire picture frame decorations

Decorations are in wood pulp. We carve them when they’re dry, realizing the shape form of a typical Empire picture frame. 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 by following this link to our Youtube Channel:

Patina (aging process)

“Patina” is an Italian word that refers to how dark and old look to be the frame. Apart from dark gold, the age of a frame is determined by a few cracks and tiny broken parts all around the sides. For this purpose, our gilder hits its surfaces with some stones.

The wormholes are also simulated, and you will be able to notice them by analyzing deeply the pictures above. The presence of wormholes does not indicate activity within or a recent flight of beetles. Remember that they were faked by us to specifically age this French Empire picture frame reproduction.

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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