I work a lot from samples when making frames, usually small pieces of frames no more than about 6 inches long that give me enough information to make the whole frame. Every now and then I get given a whole frame and am asked to replicate it either as is or making adjustments especially if the new frame is to be bigger or smaller than the original.
These Art Nouveau frames come from one such job. I was given the original frame and asked to make one smaller and one larger and adjust the frame design as necessary.
As you can see the original frame has flowers on it and is gilded, the two new ones do not have the flowers and are to be polished as they are. They are carved in Jelutong.
The smaller Art Nouveau frame in Jelutong
I think that pictures can sometimes be deceptive thats why I took the third shot of both frames together as from the other two images you might think that they were the same size. In fact the smaller is 10 x 7 inches and the larger is 16 x 15 inches.
I’m very pleased with the way they have turned out.
I’d love to hear what you think of them, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
Jutta M Stiller is a wood carver and sculptor specialising in Netsuke and Couture frames click here to subscribe to her newsletter ‘Tales From the Woodcarving Bench’ .