Window valance

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1890-1920

GUSN

GUSN-9532

Description

Three ovals joined to form triple puff. Gold- yellow weighted silk; applied silk damask floral tape border at outer edges. Silk-covered wood tassels suspended by cords along some edges. Small brass rings and tacks. Back purple silk; inter-lining white cotton flannel. Considerable machine sewing. Cotton twill tape across valance.

Details

Descriptive Terms

valances
cotton (textile)
damask
fringe
machine sewing (technique)
silk (textile)
wood (plant material)
floral patterns
Silk
Damask
Fringe
Cotton
Machine Sewn
Floral
CURTAIN, WINDOW

Inscription

Printed cloth tags tacked to various edges: 13N31375

Additional Identification Number

1978.95.7

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

110 (W) (inches)

Accession Number

1978.93.7

Places

Massachusetts (United States)