For centuries, artists and craftspeople have used materials and methods to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the name of beauty. This wood picture frame moulding captures the magic and spirit of that creative inclination, in the creation of a wood moulding that is made to look like ferrous iron.
The profile is flat across the face, with a 90 degree angle from the outer edge, providing a square shape that’s reminiscent of angle iron. The finish is a dark gray metallic, perhaps in the color tonality of tungsten, but perhaps slightly warmer and darker. The finish also features indented marks that simulate the natural characteristics of cast steel as it transitions from a hot liquid to a solid.
This frame is an excellent choice for interior designers and decorators looking to add an industrial look to beveled mirrors. It’s also an ideal choice for charcoal and graphite drawings in both figurative and abstract expressionist styles. Of course, black and white photography would also be complemented by this iron finish, especially vintage posters of iron workers building the New York skyline, or vintage aviation posters.
Finally, considering that the rabbet depth of this frame is a generous 1”, versatility abounds in terms of design options. Whether you’re floating your art on a mat background or framing a stretched canvas, this frame will accommodate most technical needs.