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Reproduction of a Vintage Silver Frame. It’s a fine reproduction of an early 17th-century Cassetta style frame with typical Italian shape

Width cm 14.5

Vintage silver frame

Vintage silver frame made of wood. This  Reproduction of an Italian early 18th-century style frame is available in any size. Therefore you can frame with it any kind of painting.Calculate Price | We Ship it in 60 DAYS from the order and the shipping process, which is by DHL, lasts about 2 days for Europe and 5 days for the rest of the world.

Properties of vintage silver frame

This vintage silver frame is made of lime and tulipwood perfectly combined together. We use lime for the frontal side, the one silvered, and we use tulipwood for the back. As tulipwood is a hard and relatively heavy wood we use it to strengthen up the frame structure and obtaining, at the same time, a higher rabbet height. As a result, the frame results to be very strong but with the minimum weight.  You can customize the rabbet size as you prefer. For instance, if you want to show a bigger part of the painting you can ask to reduce it.

The rabbet height can be changed, as most of the other measurements, at the pleasure of customers. In fact, you can use this model to frame paintings with all kinds of thickness.

Section width cm 14.5
Rabbet width cm 1

vintage silver frame Decorations

The decorations are in wood pulp. Once we have made them we let them dry for a couple of days. After that, they are ready to be carved the way you’ll be able to see this link: | As you will see from the video, carvers don’t spend too much energy carving because wood pulp is very soft. That means that the amount of time needed to carve this model is quite low with the consequent advantage for customers of saving a lot of money.

Dark finishing

“Patina” is an Italian word that refers to the color of the frame. Specifically, it refers to how dark would be the finishing.  To be able to do an astonishing Patina is the most important skill of the framer in order to make seem the Reproduction frame like an original vintage silver frame.

Framers run the process using different types of stones. They hit along its sides creating little fake broken parts. Even wormholes are fake and made for the ultimate purpose to reproduce an old finishing. In fact, if you watch closely the above picture you will be able to see them together with the smooth little rubbed surface. In conclusion, any damaged part of the silver is just a part of a bigger plane.

Know more about our darkening technique by visiting this page: antique picture frames

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