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How Louis XIV would hide a plasma TV

Descending tapestries used to conceal wall-mounted screens.

Mike Yamamoto Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.
Mike Yamamoto
Electronic House

Apparently some homeowners think that disguising a wall-mounted plasma with a mirror or painting is for the hoi polloi--hardly suitable for the truly opulent interior. Recognizing such discerning taste, North Carolina-based Tapestries Limited has developed a motorized device that can store a woven work and dramatically descend it over the surface of a flat TV on command, Electronic House says.

It can be lowered on a moment's notice by a remote control, which will come in handy while watching your favorite episode of the Three Stooges when the neighbors drop in unexpectedly. The company, which will also sell the tapestry to go with the device, says the custom curtain rods will cover TVs with screens up to 60 inches, with "optional finials" on either end. (Powdered wigs not included.)

At long last, a worthy additon to "Salon du Emo."