Antique picture frames with a Rococo 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.
Rococo painting, which originated in early 18th century Paris, is characterized by soft colors and curvy lines, and depicts scenes of love, nature, amorous encounters, light-hearted entertainment, and youth. The word “rococo” derives from rocaille, which is French for rubble or rock. Rocaille refers to the shell-work in garden grottoes and is used as a descriptive word for the serpentine patterns seen in the Decorative Arts of the Rococo period.