Embraced by a number of style revivals and generally made of carved wood or cast plaster they look great used for their intended purpose in the right space.
As we don’t have a single imposing doorway or a grand or swanky room anywhere at the French village house, and also because we don’t have any rooms where the doorways are even close to matching heights, I cannot persuade either myself or the house that we can use these for their original purpose.
As these three old pediments seem to have been previously painted using a yard brush and whitewash they are going to have to be knocked back anyway.
I have an idea where to use them. Trevor, unusually, has an even more radical idea. Watch this space…..