Origin of valance
Examples from the Web for valance
Historical Examples of valance
Little red flames were creeping up the valance of the crib in which poor sick Stella lay!Nine Little Goslings
Make the canopy just as you have made the mattress, but cut deeper points on the edge of the valance.Little Folks' Handy Book
Valance, the drapery or fringe hanging round the cover of a bed, couch, or other similar article.A Treatise on Domestic Economy
Catherine Esther Beecher
In the 17th century a valance was “A border of drapery hanging around the canopy of a bed.”The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia
C. Malcolm Watkins
Valance, s. (possibly) sign of Zodiac opposite the mansion of a planet, 4.
Word Origin for valance
piece of drapery, mid-15c., from Anglo-French *valance, from valer "go down," variant of Old French avaler; or possibly from the plural of Old French avalant, from present participle of avaler "go down." The notion is of something "hanging down."