Antique picture frames with an aesthetic movement style 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.
Aestheticism (also the Aesthetic Movement) is an intellectual and art movement supporting the emphasis of aesthetic values more than social-political themes for literature, fine art, music and other arts. This meant that art from this particular movement focused more on being beautiful rather than having a deeper meaning — "art for art's sake".