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Bed valance

Description

Rectangular off white plain weave linen bed valance, pieced, straight with shaped and curved end; polychromatic wool embroidery with central flowering tree in outline flanked by undulating flowering vine; applied cotton netted fringe with bellflower-like cotton tufted swag chains at bottom.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1775-1799
Material
crewelwork (technique)
embroidering
fringe
linen (material)
piecing
wool (textile)
Object type
Bedding
Descriptive terms
Aves (class)
bed valances
Bird
crewelwork (technique)
Crewelworked
Embroidered
embroidering
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Floral
floral patterns
fringe
Fringed
Linen
linen (material)
Pieced
piecing
VALANCE
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
78.5 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1972.3
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Batchelder, Jr.
GUSN
48705
Reference Notes
Cooke, Ed., Editor. Upholstery in America & Europe. [No Publisher].

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