Rococo Frame

This Rococo frame, probably a transitional Louis XV – Louis XVI reproduction, was found at Antiques on the Farmington in Collinsville, Connecticut. First of all this frame does not appear to be old. Also, it definitely seems like it was designed to capture the look and feel of the Rococo period.

Rococo Frame Reproduction

Rococo frame

Rococo frame

The most noteworthy Rococo style features are the oval sight, elaborate corner foliate cartouches and swept sides and back. There is also a nice contrast between the antiqued gold ornamentation and the faux wood finish on the inner portions of the frame. Yet, in my experience I have not come across an authentic frame like this with contrasting gold and wood areas.

Rococo frame - corner close-up showing faux wood finish.

Rococo frame – corner close-up showing faux wood finish.

In conclusion, I like this frame despite it being newer. The mirror could be removed and a formal oil portrait would go nicely with this style of frame. (There was another frame in the Neoclassical style that we found, check it out here.)

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