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In Italy, the church heavily influenced both architecture and interior design during the 15th-17thcenturies.  This period inspired important artists such as Boticelli, da Vinci, Michelangelo and Canaletto and continues to influence artists today.  Original treasures from this period are some of the most precious in the world.

Frame designs during the 16 and 17th centuries were largely based on cassetta style.  Cassetta panels in the frames were often ornamented with decorative techniques including sgraffito, pastiglia and carved patterns and were primarily gilded.  The exquisite patterns used for frame ornamentation often originated from cathedrals or historic Greek designs.

The opulence and dramatic display of ornamentation from this influential time is beautifully captured in Concerto's Italian style frames by Larson-Juhl.  These frames reflect some of the most authentic characteristics of Classic Italian style - from genuine gold water gilded accents to decorative techniques including sgraffito, pastiglia and carved ornamentation.  By Larson-Juhl.