8 Shell

Antique picture frames with an 8 shell motif design. Our collection of fine period antique frames for sale are from the 16th to 21st Century, featuring American, Arts and Crafts, French, Italian, English including decorative carving and gold gilded accents. All of these frames can easily complement a valued art work, such as an oil painting, or be transformed into elegant mirrors.

King Louis XIII of France adopted this style of shells into his generation of picture frames from Auricular frames of Italy and made them very popular for four generations of Kings in France, during the time which France was the center of the Art world.