Reproduction Florentine 15th century tabernacle frame for Sandro Botticelli

We were asked to produce this tabernacle frame for Botticelli’s 'The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child'.  The frame has stop-fluted Corinthian pilasters supporting the entablature with dentil moulding and the base with lotus leaf moulding. The frame was entirely hand carved, water gilded and the inscriptions all hand-painted.  The gilding was then aged and distressed to give the appearance of an antique 15th century period frame.

Sandro Botticelli The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child c.1490 tempera on fabric 47 3/4 x 31 5/8 inches.  Scottish National Gallery. NG-2709. Purchased with the aid of the Heritage Lottery, Fund, Art Fund, Scottish Executive, Bank of Scotland 


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