a decorative cornice or valance for concealing the fixtures of curtains or drapes
Origin of pelmetuncertain or unknown; perhaps altered ; from French palmette, a palm-leaf ornament on a cornice ; from palme, palm
- Interior decorative item that is placed above a window to hide the curtain mechanisms, visually similar to a cornice or valance.
- 2005 : The pelmets and mirrors, the spotlights and blinds, seemed rich in criticism. - Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, (Bloomsbury Publishing, paperback edition, 357)