Chippendale at Harewood

Habitually Chic's wonderful post on the Chinese wallpaper at Harewood House reminded me of another one of this princely palace's marvels: The Chippendale Pelmet.

Look carefully - the festooned valance with gold fringe is actually carved and painted pine! It is one of seven in the gallery of Harewood, and made by either Chippendale Senior or Junior, circa 1780.

Top photo © 1999- 2009 Harewood House Trust Ltd.; bottom from the book Chippendale by Nathaniel Harris