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What is this type of frame/moulding called

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What is this type of frame/moulding called?
I've seen it from a rep years ago as a cheap way of framing oils, it's just a ~.25" x 1.25" lattice type wood
Usually not mitered just nailed to the canvas, I've seen it in my doctors office

Customer says it not a floater

 

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Cheapest and ugliest possible way of framing a canvas. Even I framed a canvas in college with lath strips, but at least I had the good sense even back then to paint the strips black.

Maybe these are the SOURCE of the "four sticks of wood" mythology!
 

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Prototype floater frame.

Not really, James and Mar got it. Lathe was the fancy version, I've seen it done with screen moulding. There was a period where the manufacturers embraced it and made finished lathe strip mouldings with metallic tenite inserts on the face. There were even closed corner versions with gilded faces.
 

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Yes. When I worked for Kramer the Framer in the late sixties he sold nicely finished walnut stripping with either a silver of a gold leafed face. And they were carefully mitered for installation.
 
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Oh, and the tenite versions were horrid because the tenite shrunk in a couple of years and a lovely 1/8th inch gap would open in each carefully mitered corner.
 

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Here ya go, Mar. Blast from the past. Gold is a 1/2" Tenite, silver leaf is a 1/4" scavenged 50" square frame.
 

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Ya know, I have some old stuff like that around someplace - and I bet if the tenite were mitered again, it probably wouldn't shrink any more and it would be perfectly fine!
 

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If you wanted a bougie version in hardwood, Picture Woods sells shadowbox spacers that you could nail around a canvas. You could even leaf the top like Mar said Kramer used to do.

Not recommending it, just saying...

James
 
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