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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.
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),
Title Window Cornice Accession Number 1971.2042.1
10 1/2 x 54 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Ralph May
New Hampshire (United States)