Reproduction of an antique 18th century frame gilt and lacquered on wood
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Width cm 8
18th century frame
Reproduction of an antique frame gilt and lacquered on wood. This black and gold picture frame is available in a custom size. Therefore, you can fit it with any painting.
This frame reproduction will be shipped dismounted. 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 can receive this frame already mounted. In this case, shipping will cost a little more: About 20% more on the total price.
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This reproduction 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.
Section width cm 8
Rabbet cm 0.6
Decorations are in wood pulp. We carve it when it is dry, giving the ornates a nice shape. 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: https://youtu.be/fTQHIH9dRC8
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 replica 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 you see in antique picture frames. In conclusion, any damaged little part of the frame is just a part of a bigger plan to age this reproduction frame.
Videos related to the aging process
Explanation of the aging process
Distressing the gold surface
Rub off the gilding