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Bed Curtain

Description

Rectangular; repeating flowering columns with leaves and leafless sprigs; Ikat-like black outlined blue sprigs and white flower pedals between; cream colored ground. Applied polychromatic cotton fringe; tape heading and cotton-covered gimp; woven tape binding across top.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1795
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
brass (alloy)
cotton (textile)
fringe
glazing (coating)
linen (material)
piecing
tin (metal)
Object type
Bedding
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
bed curtains
block printing (relief printing process)
Brass
brass (alloy)
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Floral
floral patterns
Fringe
fringe
glazing (coating)
HANGING, BED
Linen
linen (material)
Pieced
piecing
tin (metal)
Tin Glazed
Transfer Printed
Dimensions
35.5 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1963.59A
GUSN
9303
Reference Notes
Cooke, Ed., Editor. Upholstery in America & Europe. [No Publisher].

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