Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary

Valance

1 - A balanced scroll on the lower edge of a cross member, typically the skirt.

2- A decorative finishing device over the top portion of draperies. It may be made of fabric, wood, mirror, etc. it can also be designed to o over window frames, doorways, or the hangings of the tester of a bed.


Examples from Buffalo:


Photos and their arrangement © 2005 Chuck LaChiusa
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