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Italian 19th Century Tabernacle Frame

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Italian 19th Century Tabernacle Frame



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Italy was the center of frame making during the Renaissance and Italian frames came to be known for their fine craftsmanship and artistic beauty. The first frames were made for use in a religious context and tabernacle or aedicular frames were created for altarpieces. Molding frames were introduced for secular purposes in the 15th century and marked the beginning of framing as we know it today. The design of the cassetta, or “little box” frame, comprised of a flat panel or frieze with applied raised inner and outer moldings, would continue to be used throughout frame history.

Tabernacle or aedicular frame – An architectural frame design first used for 14th and early 15th century Italian altarpieces and generally consisting of a pediment, entablature, column or pilasters, and a predella. The design was later revived in the 19th century and used by Stanford White.

Details

Century
19th Century
Country
Italian
Style
Tabernacle

Size

Frame Width
0
Sight Width
18.25
Sight Height
23.375

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