One of our regular clients brought us a lovely, old, painting on board that was done by a french artist named Cobelle. It was in a heavily scooped frame (similar in shape to crown moulding) that had been gessoed and painted in a sort of gold white-wash combination, with a gold-colored, decorative border on the inside lip of the frame surrounding the art. She wanted to reframe it but, somehow, maintain the basic look of the original frame.
We ended up using a frame similar in shape nearly 2" wide from Bravura, #4912GO, with a black, linen covered liner from Larson-Juhl inside that (Liner # 323966) and a 3/4" wide, ornate, gold fillet inside the lip of the liner (Larson-Juhl #L159WG Old World Gold). Further, because the art was on board and had been exposed to the elements for many years, it was yellowed and brittle. We decided that it should be under glass, so we used Museum Glass by Tru-Vue, a clear, anti-reflective and u/v filtering glazing that is nearly invisible. The glass is held in place between the lip of the frame and the top of the black linen liner.
The end result was just exactly what the client wanted and the art needed.
Frame designed and executed by Brian Flax, CPF
Photo credits: Brian Flax
Photo by kind permission of our client.