V498 is a simple, warm, shiny silver wood picture frame moulding with clean lines and a narrow profile. The metallic finish offers subtle hints of distress that add charm and distinguish this wood moulding from smoother finishes such as aluminum frames. The hue of the silver is more yellow than blue, and on the lighter side in terms of light value. This finish sits on a gesso base, which is applied to the wood substrate.
This moulding appeals to a wide array of tastes, due to its understated simplicity, and neutrality. While it complements earth-tones nicely, such as olive gray and browns, V498 also works nicely with more royal colors such as dark blues and purples. Ultimately, V498 has a quaint feel that doesn’t intrude, and doesn’t compete with patterns or decorative works of art.
V498 works well with smaller matted works on paper, but also as a float option if your art has deckled edges, or if you are framing Battenberg lace doilies or trinkets, due to a generous 11/16” rabbet depth. To accommodate floating your art, you’ll want to order glass spacers so that your art is not pressed against your glazing of choice.
Other considerations to make would be the size or weight of your art. If you are framing a large piece, you might want to consider more substantial mouldings within the same family, such as V492 or V689.