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Derived directly from architecture, the “cassetta” (little box) profile with its flat panel is the quintessential Italian frame. Born in the Renaissance, this moulding shape is often decorated with sgraffito, pastiglia, punchwork, polychrome and/or delicate carving. The bolection or reverse profile became more common during the Mannerist and Baroque periods of the 16th and 17th centuries. These shapes remain popular throughout history as they are adapted by other styles.