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Published December 16, 2011, 12:00 AM

Kovels Antiques: Picture frames elaborate during Victorian times

Picture frames were very elaborate during Victorian times. The rectangular frame for an oil painting could be 3 or 4 inches deep with several different types of carving on the borders. And the frame often was covered with gold leaf. Small frames were sometimes made of carved pieces of dark wood joined in a crisscross fashion.

By: By Terry Kovel, INFORUM

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