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valance

val·ance

valance

pronunciation:
vae lns [or] veI lns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short decorative piece of drapery placed across the top of a table, canopy, bed frame, or the like.
definition 2: a short decorative drapery, piece of wood, or the like placed across the top of a window, as to conceal curtain rods.
derivation: valanced (adj.)