Pure Gold Leaf

Collection of European Gold Leafed Photo Frames (LEO Design)

The frames above are another part of our extensive collection of photo frames.  Made in Europe, the frames are first constructed in wood, coated with gesso, then incised with various decorative elements if applicable to that design.  Next, the frames are water gilded with 24 karat gold leaf—paper thin sheets of pure gold.  Finally, certain designs require an additional hand-drawn decoration which is then hand-painted or burnished.  These frames undergo the labor-intensive craftsmanship of the finest custom frame making.  In fact, the framemaker’s main occupation is making custom (large scale) wall frames for museums, collectors and framing galleries.

Please come into the shop to see these beautiful frames—and the entire collection of photo frames now in-shop.