This week’s featured frame is an American gilt composition frame with continuous Moorish decorative motif in the panel, and leaf-and-berry top ornament running from the corners to the centers.
This frame reflects the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement, which grew out of frustration with unoriginal, mass-produced decorative objects. With such ornate detailing, frames like this work very well on American paintings from the second half of the 19th century. Hudson River Artists, such as Frederic Edwin Church, fit particularly well.
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