Reproductions of 17th century picture frames for sale. The 1600s coincides with the Baroque style era. Thus, 17th century painting frames and Baroque ones are the same. Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands had a significant role in the field of frames. For this reason, we display Italian, Spanish models, and 17th century Dutch picture frames.
The Master carvers of the 1600s overcame their figure of craftsman. They became real sculptors. In fact, Baroque art contains in itself the most astonishing examples of craftsmanship. In other words, the carvers realized artistic performances very complex. Contrarily on what happened in the 1500s, carvers have expanded so much their abilities to sacrifice the overview of the frames. As a result, many 17th century frames have an excess of carved decorations.
What is the difference between Renaissance models and 17th century painting frames? The main difference is the intention pursued by craftsmen. On one hand, Renaissance carvers searched for the maximum possible equilibrium ever. On the other hand, Baroque framers were looking to astonish observers by the virtuosity of their carvings. The latter is a characteristic of the artistic movements of the 1600s.
Also, there is a big difference between the results. Contrary to the previous style, Baroque art not always succeeded in its main intention. In fact, certain results have just been too worked to become masterpieces.
In other words, some 17th century picture frames are heavy and determined by an excess of carvings. Despite the carvers were significantly skilled, their works stop serving the painting as a complement. For this reason, we display only 17 century frames for sale suitable for framing paintings.
17th century Dutch picture frames are very singular. Their style did not get much influence from other European regions. Indeed, looking at our models cod. 102 and 104, you’ll get it instantly. Probably the use of black lacquer it’s their main distinctive trait. In fact, it’s quite unlikely to see a 17th century Dutch frame completely gilt. Dutch gilders put gold just on few parts of the frames.
Also, their typical trait is the ripple molded decoration. This is the main ornate that they used to decor. Even though 17th century Dutch frames are similar between them, they’re a great example of originality. For this reason, collectors appreciate them very much. In addition, they are very valuable.
17th century Spanish frames achieved considerable resonance. Indeed, Spanish frames spread over many countries of Europe. Of course, artists like Ribera contributed to the importance of the craftsmanship of Spain.
Check out our cod. 090 to see a marvelous example of 17th century frame for sale. If you compare it to cod. 061, you won’t find much difference. That is because Italy and Spain merged their artistic trends into a singular result. On one hand, Baroque Italian frames reached ornate compositions very much detailed. On the other hand, Spanish carvers gave more relevance to the entire overview of their works.
In conclusion, Italian and Spanish frames are so similar that one has a hard time telling them apart. That is probably due to the dominion of Spain on the Italian territory. We have to remember that Spain played a fundamental role in the kingdom of the Two Sicilies.