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Bed Valance

1917.12 (RS256017)

Description

A set of three shaped panels stitched together at the corners to form a single valance. Each panel is made from plain woven worsted wool harateen (originally green but faded to a shade of blue) with visible "watered" or "moire" stamped patterning. Each panel shows a shaped bottom edge of drop pendants with rounded, Chinoiserie-style corners. The edges of each panel are bound in pattern-woven wool and linen tape. Narrow wool and linen striped tape is applied in scrolling rococo patterns along width of valance. The panels are stiffened and backed with a roughly spun bast fiber plain weave. Possible tack holes at top edge.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1740-1760
Location of origin
Boston; London, England
Associated Building
Used At Stephen Robbins House.
Material
buckram
hand weaving
wool (textile)
Object type
Bedding
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
bed valances
buckram
hand weaving
Hanging, Bed
Rococo
Valance, Bed
wool (textile)
Dimensions
206 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1917.12
Credit Line
Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone
GUSN
27381

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