Baroque in Oak: Framing a 17th Century Map

It’s not often that we do anything in a baroque style, but since one of our founding principles is adaptation, when a customer sent me a 17th century map of the Americas to frame, I welcomed the challenge. The map’s wonderful illustrations included numerous cues for a frame design, and I settled on a scroll, or cartouche pattern on each side.

The map is about 15″ x 18-1/2″. The frame is 3″ wide plus a 1/8″ pale gold slip, and is made in quartersawn white oak (Weathered Oak stain).

This piece was featured as the Design of the Month in the June, 2021 issue of Picture Framing Magazine. Read the article here…

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Framed antique map

Map of the Americas, 1631, 15″ x 18-1/2″, framed in carved oak with pale gold slip

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