Anyone know how Edwardian coving/cornice was actually made?
There's a mismatch between our two downstairs receptions - the front room
has the original stuff in still, but the dining room it's been replaced by
standard quadrant stuff (presumably when the ceiling was replaced way before
I bought the place).
Looking at the original, it is constructed of several concentric elements -
a small rounded line on the ceiling on the inside, then a small fancy
quadrant, then another "picture rail type" moulding just below it on the
wall. There's none of the fancy flowered moulding associated with the
earlier Victorian styles.
Now this stuff drops back to the same level as the ceiling/wall between the
three elements, so it doesn't look as if it had been stuck on as one
complete moulding. Which leads me to wonder whether it was actually added
as three complete mouldings or whether it was in fact one piece?
Been trying to get hold of something to match it, but none of the standard
patterns appear to match exactly - any suggestions?
email me at
richard at olifant d-ot co do-t uk