Antiqued frames are mouldings that undergo a unique manual process of applying metallic leafing to the surface of the wood in an overlapping fashion. This is all done by hand, requiring a high level of skilled craftsmanship. The effect of antiquing in either gold or silver leafing is both distinctive and beautiful, and these types of wood mouldings are ideal for framing traditional paintings or media, as well as wedding portraits, documents and gallery displays.
This cool silver frame gets the antique treatment with a light gold wash and brushed black highlights. Due to the silver leafing being applied by hand, the overlapping lines are visible every few inches. This frame is plenty versatile – use it as a striking element on large pieces, most canvas works, or as an elegant frame for a contemporary mirror.