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French 21st Century Louis 16th Cove Frame

L9977
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        About

        France was the artistic center of international culture in the 17th and 18th centuries and the Louis Styles of this “Golden Age of Frame Making” produced spectacular opulent frames of unmatched carving and gilding. In the 19th century, when these designs were recreated in revival designs, the ornamentation was cast in plaster and no longer hand-carved. Louis 13th and Louis 14th style continuous designs in particular paved the way for late 19th century Barbizon style cast frames.

        Louis 16th – In the late 18th century, France continued to produce ornate and finely crafted hand-carved and gilt frames. Louis 16th style frames were created with a more subdued aesthetic style based on the principles of early Neoclassicism and ancient Greek and Roman classical design. Dating from 1774- 1792, Louis 16th style frames were more linear, symmetrical designs with simpler ornamentation than previous French styles.

        Bead and Reel – A continuous ornament consisting of several beads alternating with a bar.

        Cove – A frame molding, also called a scotia, with a concave profile commonly used in 19th century American frame designs.

        Fluted – A decoration formed from parallel grooves perpendicular to the molding lengths in the central panel or cove of a frame molding which was popular in late 18th century French frames and mid-19th century American frames. The flutes were often burnished on top and believed to reflect the light.

        Details

        Century
        21st Century
        Country
        French
        Style
        Louis 16th
        Ornament
        Bead and Reel, Cove, Fluted

        Size

        Frame Width
        3.5
        Sight Width
        25
        Sight Height
        30

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          French 21st Century Louis 16th Cove Frame