A framework is not a simple decorative object, it attracts attention in the work, sanctifies and helps the dissociate it from its direct environment facilitating contemplation and understanding. Coaching should never dominate the work, its role is to highlight.
Since antiquity through the Renaissance, through the Middle Ages, frescoes and mosaics already wore frames and borders. NEPTUNE Mosaic® then offers you the option of framing your works for free to your tastes and desires and we offer you a wide variety of luxurious frames.
Frames with sumptuous finishes and gilding, designed and reproduced by us by inspiring us to the development of this art under the reigns of the various kings and emperors of the French era. So you will find in our range of frames from different periods:
- The Renaissance (1495-1589) characterized by its two different styles: the Florentine style inspired by ancient temples and Venetian inspired style Gothic.
- The Louis XIII (1590-1660) where there was the Baroque style which had its roots in Italy in cities such as Rome, Mantua, Venice and Florence. The edges are covered with garlands of laurel leaves, oak, holly or acanthus, but also depictions of flowers daisies and tape patterns, drapery or diamond tips.
- The Louis XIV (1661-1715) during which the frames are now considered true luxury objects and works of art in itself. The style is characterized by the renewal of the genre grotesque, by his relief acanthus leaves too heavy and the introduction of fantasy.
- The Regency period (1715-1723) and Louis XV (1730-1760) also called Rock garden or Rococo style. The elegant and refined executives are growing in soft curls. Borders and corners adopt a motion fretted sometimes pierced and often asymmetrical.
- The Louis XVI (1774-1785) where coaching is now focusing on simplicity and sobriety found at the expense of the exuberant Rococo. The ornamental elements are minimalistic, symmetrical form and inspiration is found in the vegetable and ancient themes. The trimmed frames of straight edges are simply enriched with motifs such as beads, rai-of-heart, laurel branches, ribbons, acanthus leaves, palm leaves and ovals.
- The Directoire period (1790-1803) which saw the emergence of new manufacturing techniques. The long and expensive work of sculptors gave way to series production, the reliefs being shaped now cheaply molding stucco. The decor is simple, geometric and rigorous, with flat moldings.
- Time Napoleon I (1803-1821) characterized by the Empire style. Bees, stars, eagles and other symbols now adorn all furniture and frames under the instruction of Charles Percier, architect of the Emperor.
- The Restoration period (1815-1830) characterized the art under the reigns of Louis XVIII and his brother Charles X. The return of the Bourbons will culminate elegance inherited from the good taste of the old regime, before it sink into the beginnings of the rise of Louis Philippe style.
Apart from the beauty and refinement of our frames, NEPTUNE Mosaic® allows you the possibility to adorn and decorate your outdoor spaces by works that we offer. This is why our managers are resistant to moisture and different weather.