This silver, neoclassical picture frame highlights the timeless, elegant characteristics of the American Federal style of the 1800s, while remaining relevant in a contemporary, modern setting. The profile starts at the inner lip with a slightly rounded duck bill shape, followed by a recessed flat body, and then a multi-step convex ridge that ascends toward the outer edge of the frame.
The profile of this silver neoclassical picture frame is 1-1/8” wide, with a rabbet depth of 1/2”, making this profile ideal for matted photographs and works on paper or hardboard panel. The silver finish appears slightly distressed to simulate age, and markings throughout imply the look of hand-applied silver leaf.
The Federal style of this silver picture frame is a nod to historical American fashions during the Enlightenment, but is also a shared aesthetic with European neoclassicism, which was also a significant philosophical benefactor during this Age of Reason.
Possible matting combinations in our acid free archival selection that may pair with this silver, neoclassical picture frame include a range of reddish gray tones such as Field Mouse 9597, Quarry 9565, Top Soil 9591, and Fresh Brew 9590, or greenish gray tones such as Sienna 9818, Twilight 9809, Underbrush 9603, and Olive Branch 9532.