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Appliqué-work valance

Spanish
probably 1800–50


Object Place: Spain

Dimensions

58 x 188 cm (22 13/16 x 74 in.)

Accession Number

67.1171

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Cream-colored linen ground. Appliqué is of printed cotton, predominantly red or blue, accented with embroidery in blue or white linen threads using outline, satin and running stitches. Design shows a red vase of blue plant forms in the center, a pair of dogs in red flanking it, and blue birds with branches in their beaks on the outside. Smaller fish and plant forms fill in the surrounding spaces. An undulating line in blue runs underneath.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée Lamb