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Gilded Window Valances


Set of two 19th Century French gold leaf curtain pelmets or valances. Can also be used as bed coronas or canopies.


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Set of two 19th Century French gold leaf curtain pelmets or valances. Can also be used as bed coronas or canopies.

A valance is a type of cornice (in modern times referred to as a “French return rod”) that is used in a window treatment. The valance would be affixed to the wall above the top of a window. Curtains or specialty fabric would be affixed to the valance and hang a few inches in front of the glass.

In the mid-1700’s, only nobility and the upper class could afford window coverings. By the early 19th century, when the middle class began to grow in number and prestige, window dressings began to spread in popularity. This pair of well-carved walnut valances can still be used as intended. You could also hang these above a bed that is against a wall and use them in lieu of a bed corona.

Sold As: Set of 2

Provenance: France

Period: 19th century

Condition: Wear consistent with age and use.

Condition & Photography

Please keep in mind that we only sell vintage and antique pieces and none of our pieces should be considered new or in perfect condition. All of our vintage products show the rich beauty and history of their life with the knocks and bumps of many years of use. We restore our pieces so they will be clean and in a good working condition. However we try to minimise restoration to keep every piece as original as possible.

The physical object can differ slightly in colour from the object as presented online. We have made every effort to display colours accurately, but cannot guarantee that the pictures accurately reflect the colour of those goods in real life.


Transport & Delivery

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