Window cornice and valance

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1850-1870

GUSN

GUSN-30940

Description

Wood bracket cornice; applied gold finished tin facing in stamped relief of undulating edges with scrolling vines and pomegranate with central rose. Silk-wool damask valance of striped floral designs in greens and silver suspended below. Scalloped edges finished with gimp. Back brown glazed cotton.

Details

Descriptive Terms

valances
cornices
damask
relief (sculpture techniques)
silk (textile)
tin (metal)
wood (plant material)
wool (textile)
floral patterns
Tin
Silk
Wool
Damask
Floral
Relief
VALANCE

Associated Building

Original To Benjamin Boyden House,

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

25 x 50 x 3 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1926.449

Places

Massachusetts (United States)