Window Cornice

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

ca. 1807

GUSN

GUSN-12002

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

Descriptive Terms

cornices
pine (wood)
gilding
painting (coating)
swags
Painted
Gilded
Cornice

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Related Items

Title Window Cornice Accession Number 1971.2042.2
Title Window Cornice Accession Number 1971.2042.3

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

10 1/2 x 54 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.2042.1

Places

New Hampshire (United States)