Neoclassical Frame

Jennifer and I went antiquing today at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Haven and Antiques on the Farmington which are both located in Collinsville, Connecticut. First of all, I’m always on the lookout for good quality antique frames whenever we go antiquing. On this day we came across two most noteworthy frames. One of the frames was a nice Neoclassical frame, maybe in the style of Louis XVI or Empire. The frame was mounted to a oil painting of a waterfall scene. The second frame was a Rococo reproduction frame. In this post I will discuss the Neoclassical frame.

Neoclassical Frame

Neoclassical frame. Waterfall scene by unknown artist.

Neoclassical frame. Waterfall scene by unknown artist.

Some of the notable Neoclassical design elements of this frame include the bead pattern, double-bead and reel pattern, plain cove and the most notable egg and dart pattern at the top edge. Also, the outer edge has a rais-de-coeur pattern all around. (As seen in last image at bottom.)

Neoclassical frame - corner close-up

Neoclassical frame – corner close-up

This frame is open cornered, e.g. cut and joined from pre-fabricated molding. (notice the mismatched pattern alignment in the corners.)

Neoclassical style frame - corner close-up showing rais-de-coeur.

Neoclassical style frame – corner close-up showing rais-de-coeur.

Also, be sure to check out the Rococo frame from the same outing.

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