Bed valance

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1775-1799

GUSN

GUSN-48705

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

Descriptive Terms

bed valances
crewelwork (technique)
embroidering
fringe
linen (material)
piecing
wool (textile)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
floral patterns
Linen
Wool
Embroidered
Crewelworked
Pieced
Floral
Bird
Fringed
VALANCE

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

78.5 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Batchelder, Jr.

Accession Number

1972.3

Reference Notes

Cooke, Ed., Editor. Upholstery in America & Europe. [No Publisher].