More pictures of this 8” wide custom frame combining 2 of our frames.
C&J frame number D021 with artwork.
Framed document using C&J frame number D028. 22k gold leaf corners with Dutch finish on the rest.
This is an Italian style sgraffito frame. The sgraffito technique used here was common in Italy during the 16th century. The frame is water gilded in 22k gold leaf. On the panel the frame is only leafed in the corners and centers where the design will be. The panel is then painted over. The sgraffito design is then revealed by scraping off the paint. Other areas of the design are hand painted.
This video shows the steps in the framing process after the carpentry work and hand carving have been completed. The frame is an American Impressionist style frame, C&J #C790. We have built up the rabbet depth in order to accommodate a canvas stretcher. The finish is our 22k gold antique dark finish, and is intended to match the look of the frames from this period. The center panel of the frame has an un-burnished matte finish that contrasts with the rest of the frame. The entire frame has yellow clay with red highlights on the inner and outer rails. This is a link to a picture of the frame on our website: http://www.cjframes.com/fw17.JPG
Finishing Sgraffito Frame
American Taos style frames characterized by arrowhead corner carvings.