John D. Gould Antiques -19th c. American Antiques and Antique Frames

Antique Frames -“Hump in the Middle”

These American antique frames were made in the 1860’s, though some were made in the 1840’s as well.  Their technical name, as I understand it, is astragal or bolection (or bolextion).  Since these terms are not widely known among people who are looking for frames, I call their profile “hump in the middle’” and this seems to provide a useful  description. These antique frames were used on a wide variety of paintings.  They are especially good as portrait frames, landscape frames, folk art frames, and  mirror frames.


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Antique Frames - Hump in the Middle - Great Portrait Frames or Mirror Frames