Slide 11: Ceiling Medallions

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Popular in middle- to upper-class homes in the 19th century, ceiling medallions were designed to add architectural interest and beauty to a room. They were typically placed above a chandelier so that the light would emphasize their delicate patterns. Traditionally made from delicate paper mâché or heavy materials like iron or marble, you can get the same look today with ceiling medallions made from foam, plastic or light wood.


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