One of he priceless types of photo frames anyone can own are the antique ones that have been passed down through generations. If in case you are one not so fortunate to own an ancestral photo frame, then maybe you could purchase one of historic value from an auction. And if this is beyond your reach then maybe you could purchase antique replicas from the varied dealers.
Why do people use antique photo frames? Basically, something that is antique, old or archaic has a story to tell. This is more so for those objects that have been brought down for generations together, after all only something valuable would be retained in order to be carried forward. These frames have probably carried paintings and pictures of people who belonged to a historic era. Some people retain the original picture, while others replace it with something contemporary.
The antique photo frames can be used for paintings, portraits or even photographs. Usually, people place a picture that they have high value for, in terms of emotions and costs. In the former it could be of a beloved who has departed or wedding picture. In the case of expensive pictures it could be a masterpiece painting by a renowned artist.
In a room decorated with wooden furniture, antique photo frames seem to fit in well. Especially where the furniture is also designed in an old fashioned pattern. But then, this is not a universal thumb rule for placing an antique photo frame, as the frames that were designed previously have a universal feel that do not limit it to belonging to then and not now.