Urban Revivals Historic Restoration and Specialty Ornament for Walls and Ceilings - Compound Cornices
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Compound Cornices for Historic Homes    

Compound cornice constructions consist of the build-up of multiple pieces of ceiling molding, which may be interspersed with bands of color, wallpaper borders, lincrusta, anaglypta, or other embossed or painted decoration. Compound cornices may have picture rail located below, and ceiling tiles or painted ceilings located beyond them as they wrap into the ceiling. Compound cornices are ideal in taller rooms. In many cases, it may be the most embellished part of the room!