Skip to content

Search Collections

Bed Hangings

Description

Reproduction polychrome bed hangings with crewel embroidery in a floral design. a,b) side valances with scalloped edges c) foot valance d) headcloth e,f) head curtains g) counterpane h,j) bases

Details

Label
These crewel-work bed hangings are a 1960s reproduction of an eighteenth century design. They were created by Mrs. Foster Sterns of the Exeter Historical Society and have been tea-stained to create an "antique look." They are wool worked on linen and compliment William Perry Dudley's Colonial Revival style on display at the Gilman Garrison in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Maker
Sterns, Foster, Mrs. (Maker)
Date
ca. 1960
Associated Building
Gilman Garrison House (Exeter, N.H.).
Material
linen (material)
wool (textile)
Object type
Bedding
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
bed hangings
Hanging, Bed
linen (material)
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1966.1435A-J
Credit Line
Bequest of William Perry Dudley
GUSN
26131

Comments