Vintage and Antique Picture Frames
Though they might seem like afterthoughts, picture frames can be works of art unto themselves. In fact, the earliest frames were often integral parts of a piece. Carved from the same stone or plank of wood as the large relief sculptures they were designed accentuate, frames divided scenes in an overall image, focusing the eye on one panel and then another. Portable wooden frames as we recognize them today come from 12th-century Europe. At...