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Window Cornice

1971.2042.3 (RS197982)

Description

Arched cornice with wide quarter-round top molding and square bead bottom molding. Top edge of cornice has a painted gilt feather border. Bottom edge of cornice painted with a 1/4" gilt band. Center section of cornice has a tied swag motif painted in gilt with highlights created by a translucent amber/light brown glaze. There is a beige/tan 'shadow' around each bow and puff. The ground color is off-white. A fabric valance attaches below the square molding at the backboard.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1807
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
gilding
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Building Component
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
Cornice
cornices
Gilded
gilding
Painted
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
swags
Dimensions
10 1/2 x 54 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.2042.3
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12005
Related Items
Title Window Cornice Accession number 1971.2042.1 Notes 1971.2042 1 CORNICE Relationship Part of set

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