Louis XIV style Ovolo frame


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 961

Although its style is early Louis XIV, the way this frame is carved recalles the plaster frames made for the Barbizon school painters between about 1850 and 1870 (see 1975.1.2040). The ornament has the appearance of being cast, and the gilding has a reddish tone.

Louis XIV style Ovolo frame, Oak back frame with lime upper moldings. Carved, gilt; brown-red bole. , French

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