C&J Finishes
Corner sample finishes represent just one of the many possibilities available for that style. Our finishes can be interchanged and customized to fit your needs. We welcome your creativity when designing a frame. Please remember that our frames are hand finished. Minor variations are normal for this type of work. They add to the unique beauty and character of each frame. If you have a corner sample you would like to match please send it to us when ordering. 




Click on the links below to see pictures of how the finishes look

01- Gold Antique: 22k gold leaf over red clay, umber wash and medium antiquing with fly specs.

01- Gold Antique: Same as above pictured on a frame that is not carved.

02- Silver Antique: Same as above using 12k white gold for the silver color.

03- Gold Heavy Antique: 22k gold extra dark and heavily distressed for a very aged look.

04- Gold Brown Crackle: Antique gold finish with brown crackle paint.

05- French Gold: 22k gold leaf over yellow clay with red highlights. White and yellow with umber wash.

06- French Silver: 12K white gold over yellow clay with red highlights. White and yellow with umber wash.

07- French Pale: 22k gold leaf over yellow & red clays. Pale wash, cut marks.

08- Gold Brushed: 22k gold, brushed finish over red clay.

09- Silver Brushed: 12k white gold, brushed finish over red, blue or black clays.

10- Silver Clean Light Wash: 12k white gold highly burnished over red clay with clear shellac light wash.

11- Silver Brushed Dull Panel: Same as Silver Brushed but with an unburnished matte panel or scoop.

12- Gold Clean: Modern bright 22k gold finish with minimal or no lap marks over red clay.

13- Gold Rub: Modern bright gold, medium rub to show bole and lap marks. Over any color clay.

14- Gold Antique Dull Panel: Antique Gold finish with matte panel.

15- Gold Heavy Antique Dull Panel: Heavy Antique Gold finish with matte panel.

16- Gold Antique Dull Dark finish: 22k Antique Gold finish dark stain with matte panel American wash with shellac.

17- Silver Rub: Modern bright white gold, medium rub to show bole and lap marks. Over any color clay.

18- Silver Antique over blue: 12k white gold antiqued over blue clay.

19- Silver Antique over black: 12k white gold antiqued over black clay.

20- Silver Antique Dull Panel over gray: 12k white gold over gray antique finish with matte panel.

21- Gold Finish "J": 22k gold over yellow with red highlights. Raw and burnt umber wash.

22- Silver Finish "J": Same as above with 12k white gold.

23- Pale Gold: 18k gold over gray clay, white and umber wash. Brushed or Antique finishes.

24- Lemon Gold: 18k gold over red, umber wash.

24b- Lemon Gold Dull Panel: 18k gold over red with unburnished dull panel and umber wash.

25- Rusty Gold: 22k Gold with Rusty looking Antique Finish.

26- Stained Gold: 22k Gold with stained antique finish.

27- Stained Silver: 12k white gold with stained antique finish.

28- Gold Heavy Rub over Red: 22k gold modern finish with a heavy rub to show more red.

29- Gold Heavy Rub over Blue: 22k gold modern finish with a  heavy rub to show blue.

30- Gold Heavy Rub over Black: 22k gold modern finish with a  heavy rub to show black.

30B - Silver Heavy Rub over Black: 12k gold modern finish with a  heavy rub to show black.

31- Silver Heavy Rub over Blue: 12k white gold modern finish with a heavy rub to show more blue.

32- Gold Red & Black Rub: 22k modern gold over red & black with a heavy rub.

33- Gold Antique Red & Black Rub: 22k gold over red & black with an antique finish.

34- Finish #20: Gold (22k) or Silver (12k) extra antique over maroon clay (Yellow highlights on 22k) special wash.

35- Silver Finish #21W: Silver (12k), More Antique over brownish clay, warm silver wash.

36- Gold Finish #21B: Gold (22k), More antique over brownish clay with more rub on gold.

37- Gold Finish #25: Gold (22k), Darker antique finish with more rub and cut marks on gold, special wash.

38- Gold ML Finish #35: Metal leaf finish extra rub and highlights on edges. Dark wash.

39- Gold ML Finish #40: Metal leaf finish, yellow clay, steel wood rub, American wash.

40a- Similoro Wash: Metal leaf antiqued to show yellow and red undertones, French wash.

40b- Similoro ML: Metal leaf antiqued to show red and some yellow, umber wash

41- ML Reddish: Metal leaf antiqued to show red undertones, umber wash.

42- Silver ML Wash: Silver Metal leaf antiqued to show red and yellow undertones, umber wash.

43- Metal Leaf finish #30: Metal Leaf with raw umber wash and shellac.

44- Bronze Finish: Copper metal leaf with a brushed finish

45- Black over Metal leaf: Gold metal leaf under black paint.

46- Tinta Negra: Black ink finish with red undertones (Many Tinta finishes are combined with gold or silver).

47- Dark Tinta Negra: Black ink finish with light red undertones, often combined with gold lips.

48- Dark Tinta Negra with Red Edges: Black ink finish with extra red showing on edges.

49- Dutch Finish: Dark Black ink finish light red undertones. Dutch wash.

50- Mahogany Finish: Blank ink Sponge finish with red undertones.

51- Bronzino Finish: Dark wood finish with green and leafed undertones.

52- Rosewood Finish: Wood finish with soft red and leafed undertones.

53- Amber Finish: Amber colored wood stain finish with black, red and orange toning.

54- Rustic Finish: Rustic brown wood finish. Usually combined with gold or metal leaf.

55- Finish #10: Rustic gesso finish with brown wax. Usually combined with gold or metal leaf.

56- Chestnut Finish #10: Rustic gesso & wax finish with brownish tones.

57- Bamboo Finish: Natural wood finish with amber bamboo colors.

58- Dark-wood Finish: Dark stain finish often combined with veneer panels.

59- Antique White Dark Finish: White Gesso and wax finish.

60- Stained Ebony Finish: Ebony wood finish rubbed and stained.

61- Dutch over Yellow: Black ink finish over yello. Dutch wash

62- Silver finish #23: 12 white gold over yellow and red clays. Special antique wash.

63- Gold finish #23: 22k yellow gold over yellow and red clays. Special antique wash.

64- Gold special museum finish PF05: 22k gold over yellow & red. Special wash for carved frames only.

65- Silver special museum finish PF04: 12k gold over yellow & red. Special wash for carved frames only.

66- Gold light wash PF12: 22k gold over red clay with special light wash.

67- Special silver over blue PF24: 12k white gold over blue clay with special wash.

68- Special gold red & black rub PF25: 22k gold with special red & black rub

69- Verde Wood Finish: Stained finish with green undertones for carved frames.

70- Silver antique over black and red clays: 12k white gold over black and red. For carved frames.

71- Moon Gold: 22k modern moon gold over red clay.

72- Moon Gold rub over black: 22k modern moon gold over black clay with medium rub.

73- Clean black finish: Hand painted modern black finish.

74- Clean black with silver clean lip: 12k lip with light wash, rest hand painted modern black finish.

75- Clean white finish: Satin modern white finish.

76- Gold museum finish #2