ITALIAN FRAMES

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Cassetta
2 1/4” Italian Gold Cassetta with Pastiglia on a Weathered Black Panel. A traditional Italian profile aged and rubbed to echo a remnant of historical romance in art.

Rounded Floral Emboss
A 4-1/4 inch Italian-style frame, with a center panel of alternating sections of green and red paint laid over hand-embossed floral patterns in gold, and rounded inner and outer edge. The finish shown is green and red over yellow gold with heavy distressing and a red clay.

Sienese Burnished Cassetta
An Italian 2-1/2 inch 16th-century frame, this Sienese cassetta profile features a black-and-burnished-gold checkerboard pattern, a black center panel with ornate sgraffito scratchwork at the corners, and beaded inner lip. The finish shown is black over burnished yellow gold and a red clay.

Florentine Matte Bead
An Italian 2-1/2 inch 17th-century frame, this simplified Florentine cassetta profile features lambs-tail decoration along the outer edge, a matte center panel, and beading along the inner edge. The finish shown is matte yellow gold with a gray wash and a red clay.

Rubbed Flat Clay
An Italian 3-1/2 inch frame, the wide outer roundsection features hand-embossing in a decorative draped pattern along the sides and meeting at the corners, and a flat reeded section toward the inside. The finish shown is yellow gold over a black clay, heavily rubbed outside the embossing.

Bolognese Twisted Tail
An Italian 4-1/4 inch 16th-century frame, this Bolognese cassetta profile features slanted lambs-tail decoration along the outer edge, a center panel covered in ornate bulinatura punchwork floral patterning, and twisted scroll-like decorations on the inner lip. The finish shown is yellow gold with a black wash and red clay.

Weaved Floral Lip
An Italian 3 inch frame, with a corner section of bulinatura punchwork tracing a weaving floral pattern, and ripple decoration on the low outside and high inside lip.  The finish shown is a yellow gold with black wash and a red clay.

Leaf Patterned Hatch
An Italian 4 inch 16th-century frame, this cassetta profile features a black panel with intricate sgraffito scratchwork revealing gold underneath, with floral & leaf patterning and hatchwork. The finish shown is black over yellow gold and a red clay.

Geometric Golden Lip
An Italian 1-3/4 inch frame, with a black panel over gold revealed by geometric sgraffito scratchwork along the frame centers, and gold inner lip. The finish shown is black over yellow gold with a distressed panel and a red clay.

Pale Pastiglia Mold
An Italian 2-1/2 inch 15th-century frame, this profile features branching patterns of pastiglia decoration and punchwork along the moulding, and a broken dental pattern along the outer lip. The finish shown is pale gold with a red clay.

Antique Carved Lip
An Italian 3-1/2 inch frame, with a high inner lip with continuous carving in a floral-and-bead style, scooping underneath to an outer lip of carved decoration. The finish shown is yellow gold with an antique finish and a red clay, and can be customized.

Antique Center Coin
An Italian 2-1/4 inch frame, with circular "coin" shapes overlaid along the flat center panel. The finish shown is yellow gold with an antique finish and a red clay.

This is a small sample of our selection of Italian frames. Come in to see more.