picture rail

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Noun1.picture rail - rail fixed to a wall for hanging picturespicture rail - rail fixed to a wall for hanging pictures
rail - a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)
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Contract award notice: Purchases of various exhibition materials including showcases and picture rails for the equipment of the bordeaux museum
The lounge has lovely high ceiling with picture rails and a bay window to the front has a window seat providing attractive, additional seating.
The property retains a lot of its character and charm, with sash windows, deep skirtings and picture rails, and with four generously-sized bedrooms and a large detached garden to the rear, there is plenty of growing space.
There are numerous character and periodstyle features within the property, including a herringbone-patterned, quarry-tiled floor to the reception hall, picture rails and moulded ceiling covings, a cast iron range within the breakfast room and fireplaces to the two front reception rooms.
The impressive hallway and two reception rooms are bursting with original features, including doors, stair banister rails, ceiling and wall cornicing, picture rails and fireplaces.
Aniela Tallentire, shown left, who has restored the property along with her mother and siblings, said: "We agreed to restore the house and try to retain as many of the original features as possible, such as the leaded glass windows, coving, picture rails, skirting boards, staircase and original bathroom taps and bath.
The house has dado and picture rails and is enhanced by the exposed wood flooring.
The weekend we all finally decide those dusty picture rails and dingy corners of the house, the ones hidden by the dull days and dark nights of winter, finally need sorting out.
So dust off any cobwebs from picture rails, make sure windows are sparkling, shampoo all carpets or have them professionally cleaned.
The thorough makeover has transformed the house into a super home with all modern facilities, yet the house has retained its charm and character, with original style fireplace, cupboards and picture rails.