Frame C731 with liner in the Bronzino finish. The pictures show how the frame looks during the production process.
This is a 22k Gold Sgraffito frame. A template was made for the corner designs and the panels feature burnished and matte squares with punch work. The corners and the squares are burnished so that they contrast with the rest of the frame. The pictures show the final steps of the gold work as patches are added to any spots that are missing gold. When the gold is perfect the frame is ready for the final finishing and toning.
The frame pictured above is 5 inches wide and measures 64 x 68 inches. Pictures of a museum frame were provided in order to match the carving. We custom made the profile, and hand carved the frame. It is finished in 22K gold leaf over yellow and red clay.
This tabernacle frame was built by hand out of raw basswood. It is over 11 feet long and 6 feet wide. After building a skeleton for the frame, individual pieces were hand carved and added to the final structure. It is finished in 22k gold leaf over a red bole.