Crown Mounting Options
Crowns are offered in any of the hand painted special finishes. Please be sure to specify the color desired. Crowns have three types of mounting systems available. A-Adjustable, F-Flush, R-Rear and T-Top mount. When no mounting system is specified, we will send “A-Adjustable” which is our most requested.
A- Adjustable mounting brackets for projections of 4-1/2” to 7” from the wall. Small crowns mount with a single center support. All other crowns have brackets on each side, except the 13-2940, which has an additional center bracket. Use this crown for mounting over windows or beds when fabric is be swaged or used in combination with a rod.
Design tip: Our rods may be ordered separately to be used with the Crown in matching paint finishes. This is a great way to visually extend the length of the decorative hardware to accommodate any window size. Just set the rod on top of the Crown’s mounting bracket; or mount the rod under the crown. To minimize the number of brackets on the wall, the mounting system on the back of the crown may be bolted to our rod bracket using the brass nuts & bolts provided with your order by drilling two holes in the top of the rod bracket.
F- Crowns may also be ordered with an “F” for flat or flush mounting against any surface. Use this type for mounting to the face of a cornice, over a doorway, over a mirror or window when no fabric is to be draped. A hidden hanger with a keyhole slot is provided on the backside of the crown to mount flush to the surface like hangers for a wall plaque. Aluminum crowns may also be drilled and screwed flat to the wall should a more permanent mounting be desired.
R- The rear mount option allows the crown to be inset into a cornice, with the design held in place by metal tabs fastened to the backside of the cornice. The locations of the tabs ate on the two shortest sides of the crown on the outside edge. Small crowns have two tabs (one on each leg), and the medium and large crowns have four tabs (two on each leg).
T- When the crown is to be mounted to the top of a wooden dust board of an upholstered cornice or board mounted swag treatment, order the crown with a “T” type of projection. The mounting bar(s) is usually located on the backside near the bottom of the crown, except for small crowns where the mounting bar is in the center of the crown. Screws secure the mounting bar behind the design to the top of the wooden board.
Design tip: Crowns may also be mounted “upside down” and projected so that the metal design is in front of the draperies. “Upside Down” also is great whenever the ceiling height is restricted.
Crowns are only available for the unique design in the size specified for that design. All crowns coordinate with scarf holders / sidepieces of varying designs by selecting the same special finish color in both pieces. Size designations of small, medium, and large refer to the relative scale of the crowns in relation to one another. As the designs are from historical patterns developed over the last 150 years, sizes having the same name generally will carry a similar look, but are not often exact matches of each size.
Design tip: To visually fill an area over the window, place a Crown in the center and use any of our scarf holders mounted to the sides. Designs may be mixed, just use the same special finish color for all pieces.