Bed valance

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1760-1775

GUSN

GUSN-25720

Description

Side valance; plain weave, off-white linen with selvage top edge and hemmed edges; shaped ends with sharp corners and points; straight bottoms; embroidered with polychromatic wools in undulating grape vine meeting at center with a flourish, various flowers and leaves represented; nail or tack holes obvious.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bed valances
crewelwork (technique)
embroidering
stitching
linen (material)
wool (textile)
floral patterns
Linen
Wool
Crewelworked
Embroidered
Hand Stitched
Floral
VALANCE, BED

Associated Building

Pratt House,

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

87.5 x 12 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1952.279B