Window Cornice

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

ca. 1810

GUSN

GUSN-5592

Description

Wooden cirnice, carved in the shape of a lance, with gilt and painted "feather" and arrowhead on opposite ends.

Details

Descriptive Terms

cornices
feather (material)
mahogany (wood)
softwood
arrows
feather (material)
Mahogany
Softwood
Feather
Arrow
CORNICE

Label

"Cherished Possessions": This lance-shaped curtain cornice is one of a set of three that adorn the walls above the windows in the formal parlor of James Rundlet's Portsmouth, New Hampshire, home. Although the original curtains that hung from this cornice do not survive, they were probably similar to ones published in fashionable English magazines-colorful drapery swags and curtain panels trimmed with elaborate tassels and fringe.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.881.1

Places

New Hampshire (United States)
Probably England (United Kingdom) [country]