Bed Valance

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1740-1760

GUSN

GUSN-27381

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

Descriptive Terms

bed valances
buckram
hand weaving
wool (textile)
Rococo
Hanging, Bed
Valance, Bed
Valance, Bed

Associated Building

Used At Stephen Robbins House,

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Boston; London, England

Dimensions

206 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone

Accession Number

1917.12

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Possibly
Possibly