The Curtains and Window Hardware gallery offers 29 illustrations of window curtains, hooks, pins, awnings, screens, hangers, bolts and other hardware used with windows. For illustrations of windows themselves, please see the Windows gallery in the Architectural Elements collection.

A rooflike structure, often made of canvas or plastic, that serves as a shelter, as over a storefront, window, door, or deck.

Awning Arm

A rooflike structure, often made of canvas or plastic, that serves as a shelter, as over a storefront,…

This curtain band is designed in a floral and leaf design. It is used to tuck a curtain back when not in use.

Curtain Band

This curtain band is designed in a floral and leaf design. It is used to tuck a curtain back when not…

This curtain band is designed in a floral and leaf design. It is used to tuck a curtain back when not in use.

Curtain Band

This curtain band is designed in a floral and leaf design. It is used to tuck a curtain back when not…

The window bolt is used to window fastener or lock.

Window Bolt

The window bolt is used to window fastener or lock.

Used in sash windows, "a chain of peculiar make used to replace a sash-cord when the sash is very heavy." -Whitney, 1911

Sash Chain

Used in sash windows, "a chain of peculiar make used to replace a sash-cord when the sash is very heavy."…

A curtain covering a window.

Curtain

A curtain covering a window.

A curtain is a piece of cloth intended to block or obscure light. Curtains are often hung in the inside of a building window to block the travel of light.

Curtain Hanger

A curtain is a piece of cloth intended to block or obscure light. Curtains are often hung in the inside…

"Cat-tail curtain raised by loop from bottom." -beard, 1906

Cat-tail curtain

"Cat-tail curtain raised by loop from bottom." -beard, 1906

"Primitive curtain of reeds and twine stitch." -Beard, 1906

Primitive curtain

"Primitive curtain of reeds and twine stitch." -Beard, 1906

A window decorated with drapes and ornametal plates and flowers.

Decorated Window

A window decorated with drapes and ornametal plates and flowers.

An open window decorated with a border of oiil paints.

Decorative Border

An open window decorated with a border of oiil paints.

Decorative draperies.

Draperies

Decorative draperies.

A window pot fence.

Window Pot Fence

A window pot fence.

The curtain pin is a British design in a floral style.

Curtain Pin

The curtain pin is a British design in a floral style.

A pulley is a mechanism of a wheel on an axle or shaft that may have a groove between two flanges around its circumference. A rope usually runs over the wheel and inside the groove, if present.

Sash Pulley

A pulley is a mechanism of a wheel on an axle or shaft that may have a groove between two flanges around…

This mechanism features an automatic lock that also operates a latch action with lever handles

Automatic Sashlock

This mechanism features an automatic lock that also operates a latch action with lever handles

Screen to keep insects from entering a building through the open window

Window Screen

Screen to keep insects from entering a building through the open window

Screen to keep insects from entering a building through the open window

Window Screen

Screen to keep insects from entering a building through the open window

A window shelf for holding plants. They can be used either indoors or outdoors.

Window Shelf

A window shelf for holding plants. They can be used either indoors or outdoors.

The Egyptian valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is ornamented with cords, tassels and embroidery. The upper edge of the valence is generally fixed to moulding.

Egyptian Valence

The Egyptian valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is ornamented…

The Indian-Mexican pouch valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is ornamented with cords, tassels and embroidery.

Indian-Mexican Pouch Valence

The Indian-Mexican pouch valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut.…

The medieval maniple valence is an embroidered band of silk that is typically worn by priests in the Roman Catholic church. It is ornamented with cords, tassels and embroidery.

Medieval Maniple Valence

The medieval maniple valence is an embroidered band of silk that is typically worn by priests in the…

The modern design valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is ornamented with cords, tassels and embroidery.

Modern Design Valence

The modern design valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is…

The modern design valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is ornamented with cords, tassels and embroidery.

Modern Design Valence

The modern design valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is…

The renaissance valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is ornamented with cords, tassels and embroidery. The upper edge of the valence is generally fixed to moulding.

Renaissance Valence

The renaissance valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is…

The Renaissance valence is a silver color hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is ornamented with cords, tassels and embroidery.

Renaissance Valence

The Renaissance valence is a silver color hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally…

The tomb of Incas valence is found in Ancon, Peru. It is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut.

Tomb of Incas Valence

The tomb of Incas valence is found in Ancon, Peru. It is a hanging textile termination with the lower…

The Turkish saddle-cloth valence is 17th century design. It is a simple of cords and tassels.

Turkish Saddle-Cloth Valence

The Turkish saddle-cloth valence is 17th century design. It is a simple of cords and tassels.

A shade for windows to keep the sun out, and regulate the light desired in a room.

Window-shade

A shade for windows to keep the sun out, and regulate the light desired in a room.