This gorgeous, thin, ornate, black wood picture frame features decorative ornamentation that resembles a ballet slipper pattern, along with a dark gray wash in the crevices to simulate age. The profile width is a mere ¾”, with a ½” rabbet depth, making this ornate black picture frame ideal for matted works of art on paper, and other thin items.
The style of this ornate black picture frame profile is reminiscent of historical design influences of the Elizabethan or Jacobean eras, in which detailed decorative ornamentation was hand carved into solid wood furniture as a sign of social class and wealth, as the process was extremely labor intensive. Most furniture of these eras included more linear, geometric shapes in the overall design, but the ornamentation of this ornate black picture frame highlights the smaller details of such design inspirations.
As a stand-alone picture frame, this ornate black profile is ideal for smaller prints, black and white photographs, and small original drawings or paintings, however, this frame may also be used as a cap in a stacked frame combination.
For example, pairing V1391 with V1339 on the inside lip allows a merging of ornamental and flat shapes to create visual interest, balance, and a more substantial final product. To finish off this stack combination, consider a fillet such as F101 for the inside lip of V1339. What you will have then is a black ornate frame on the outside, with a flat black section in the middle, and a black beaded inner lip to complete the ornate look.