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carved picture frame Maine for African painting gilded
Custom Frame for African Art

We built this custom designed frame for a client who brought us a painting they purchased while on Safari in Africa. The wide Sully style with the freize near the sight edge was perfect to adapt for this painting. We carved a pattern which was then gilded with gold metal leaf and toned to match the palette of the painting. The black was produced using layers of thin glazes on a deep red base which were polished at the last stage, giving the whole effect a rich luster that set the painting off on its own. The painting came back with them rolled, so we had to relax and re-stretch that too--it came out perfectly--tight as a drum!