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Italian 17th Century Sgrafitto Frame

L5638
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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.

Sgrafitto / estofado – A decorative design process created by Italian framemakers in the Renaissance made by applying a paint layer over burnished gold and then using a tool to scratch through to reveal gold leaf beneath and create beautiful panel ornamentation.

Details

Century
17th Century
Country
Italian
Ornament
Sgrafitto

Size

Frame Width
4.25
Sight Width
19.25
Sight Height
26.5

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