This is a 2" plein air style frame. It is ridged on the outside edge working down onto a smooth flat panel graduating into fluted inner curves with a beautiful hand gold leafed and antiqued inner lip. It is a hand made, all wood (not resin, not moulded, not plastic) closed corner frame. Closed corner means the raw wood frame was cut and joined and then layers of finishing (distressing, staining, antiquing, lacquering) were put on creating an almost seamless corner. It is the same step taken to make the most expensive frames in the world. The black, distressed finish has a warm, taupe antiquing that is perfect for the traveling artist who dings his frame as it can be touched up with a black marker. We guarantee you will love the value in this frame.