New technology drove innovation in Victorian architecture but design harked back to a period of nostalgia. Past eras were raided from inspiration. Regency classicism, the Greek revival, mix in a bit of Gothic and you had a continuous raid of the past styling.
Our smallest Victorian picture rail it should not be underestimated. It small but perfect form offer all buyers a solution for any room.
A top bulbous section leads to a gradual thinning of the rail but ends with a square section that almost appears to be protruding forward.