Bed valance

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1789

GUSN

GUSN-6767

Description

Swag valance gathered intermitantly w/ rosettes of red and white copper plate cotton w/ linen backing of scenes of "Louis XVI restaurateur de la Libertie" w/ central image of seated Louis XVI in Roman armour w/ lion at his feet welcoming "Liberty" accompanied by Mars & Minerva, next to him is woman holding a cap of liberty on the end of a pine--to the right are a "citizen" and Mercury--above is a cartouche w/ 2 men plowing, w/ other smaller scenes around this motif.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bed valances
copper (metal)
plate (material)
cotton (textile)
hand weaving
linen (material)
piecing
toile (textile material)
Classical
revolutions
pastoral
Cotton
Copper Plate
Toile
Linen
Woven
Pieced
Classical
French Revolution
Pastoral
VALANCE

Inscription

X stitch at back juncture of copper plate panel w/ plain linen panel: ""T""

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Bedding

Dimensions

26 x 260 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1982.78B