Mouldings by Inigo Jones
From the late 17th century to the early 19th century, interior decoration and architecture were characterized by a shift toward a new classicism inspired by the Renaissance. Symmetry, proportion, and classical motifs become ever more important.
Inigo Jones, b. 1573, d.1652, was a renowned English architect and designer who was deeply influenced by the classical architecture of ancient Greece and Rome. Jones can be credited for his contributions to the development of the neoclassical style in Britain and for drawing English attention to the work of Andrea Palladio. His architectural designs established a new classical style in Britain, and have continued to influence architects and designers to this day. His work remains an important part of the architectural canon, and his mouldings are still studied and admired for their beauty and elegance.