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lambrequin

An ornamental horizontal band, often fringed, lobed, or notched along its lower edge.
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In the 17th and 18th centuries, curved-headed ornamented lambrequins were combined with paired curtains caught back in rope tie-backs.
Where the arched windows are tall and proportions allow, a curved lambrequin could be combined with the Italian-strung curtains.
A state room at Boughton House contains a version of his unpublished Boulle tail-case clock, inlaid with tortoise-shell bands and draped in trompe-l'oeil metal lambrequins, but the Brock piece, unlike its Boughton counterpart, has its original movement (Fig.
might soil" by contact with her surroundings, "[s]he spent some of her week's pay in the purchase of flowered cretonne for a lambrequin. She made it with infinite care and hung it to the slightly-careening mantel, over the stove, in the kitchen" (91, 93).
2 (1994), 235, Henry Golemba offers a different take on the lambrequin, highlighting it as "the characters' only effort at art." He claims that Maggie's "efforts to restore the lambrequin to its place" after her mother tears it down "create sympathy," and that "[h]er longing for art is also lonely in this harsh environment."