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Window valance

Description

Rectangular; face of natural off white linen. 7" wide pieced green/brown velvet top border; similar 3" wide border at bottom. Applied polychromatic wool yarn fringe at bottom. Face decorated with polychromatic wool floral embroidered daisies; appliqued wool leaves; two painted in leaves. Backed with yellow sateen. Suspended by wire hangers; rings at ends.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1900
Material
appliqué (technique)
cotton (textile)
embroidering
linen (material)
painting (coating)
piecing
tabby (textile)
velvet (fabric weave)
wool (textile)
Object type
Window or Door Covering
Descriptive terms
Aesthetic
Aesthetic Movement
Appliqued
appliqué (technique)
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Daisy
Embroidered
embroidering
Floral
floral patterns
flowers (plants)
Linen
linen (material)
Novelty Weave
Painted
painting (coating)
Pieced
piecing
Rep
tabby (textile)
VALANCE
valances
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
30.5 x 101 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1935.61A
GUSN
37619
Reference Notes
Cooke, Ed., Editor. Upholstery in America & Europe. [No Publisher].

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