Moulding was firstly used in Antic times. First frames, archaeologists found in the Egyptian tombs, more than 2000 years BCE. Archaeologists found fayum mummy portrait, framed into the wooden frame.
Initially, moulding was used to hide clearance between decorations and the surface. Carved moulding was used for palace decoration, expensive houses and villas. Masters used moulding to decorate walls and sealings, for example to emphasise the mosaic and frescos. During moulding selection for the interior, masters tended to pick moulding, that it would harmonise with windows and doors.During middle ages it was most frequently used to decorate temples, churches andsomethimes it was used to decorate pieces of manuscritps.