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English 19th Century Louis 15th Sweep Frame

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English frame designs were greatly influenced by French and Dutch styles. Although frames were often mass produced in the 19th century and the gilded ornamentation was usually cast in plaster or ‘compo’ instead of hand-carved, many exquisite designs were created during this time such as frames associated with the Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic Movements. The reeded or Whistler style frame, widely made in late 19th century England and America, was used extensively by James Abbott McNeil Whistler.

Louis 15th – In the 18th century, France produced extremely ornate and finely crafted hand- carved and gilt frames. The new Rococo style of scrolling or ‘sweeping’ panels between strong corner and center cartouches replaced previous Regence designs. Louis 15th style frames date from 1723 – 1774.

Sweep – An extremely ornate Rococo frame style from the mid-18th century in which the top rail is curved or swept (instead of straight) between large ornate corner and center cartouches. These frames are usually referred to as ‘sweep’ frames in the Louis XV style, but there are also English and Venetian ‘sweep’ frames.

Details

Century
19th Century
Country
English
Style
Louis 15th
Ornament
Sweep

Size

Frame Width
4.125
Sight Width
25
Sight Height
31.5

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