Vintage Frames - part IV

Victorian English Brass "Oxford" Photo Frame (LEO Design)

Frames with "Oxford Corners," like on the frame shown above, were not invented in Victorian England.  One can find the occasional example throughout history.  But, during the Mid-Nineteenth Century's Gothic Revival, "Oxford Frames" became quite the rage.  Perhaps the "churchy" sensibility of the crosses suited the heavy, dark aesthetic of the times.  Yet they have a remarkably clean and modern look—making them perfect in a room full of antiques or a room screaming Mid-Century Modern.  Click on the photo above to learn more about this frame.

More vintage frames tomorrow.


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