This dark, vintage-style, hammered metallic and distressed wood picture frame moulding is a unique choice for black & white vintage photos, and also for fine art intaglio prints such as aquatint, drypoint, and other black & white etchings.
The profile begins with a slightly patterned black inner lip, followed by a small ridge and then reversed, indented beading. A small convex curve follows, and then a subtle groove and final flat area finish off the shape of the profile face. The finish has a dusty, dark, and almost silver finish, along with distress markings throughout.
This dark, metallic picture frame moulding would be an ideal choice for drawings and prints of architecture, manmade monuments, and prints of famous sculptures from a recent travel adventure. For example, the Eiffel Tower or Big Ben might be appropriate themes to pair with this frame. Then again, imagery within the Steampunk genre of time-machines and complex contraptions might also succeed in this dark, metallic picture frame.
For acid-free archival matboard pairings, consider the use of Hedge Hog 9530 and Olive Branch 9532 for a warm taupe combination, or Before Dark 9598 and Pewter 9895 for a cooler, dark gray look that’s subtle in variation, but complementary to the color tones and the feel of the picture frame.