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Italian 17th Century Sansovino Fancy Top Frame

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Sansovino – A late 16th to early 17th century sculptural mannerist gilt or polychrome frame incorporating interlocking scrolls and volutes.

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.

Fancy Top – An ornate 18th or 19th century frame crested with an elaborate cartouche.

Details

Century
17th Century
Country
Italian
Ornament
Fancy Top
Maker
Sansovino

Size

Frame Width
7
Sight Width
30
Sight Height
40.125

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