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Appliquéd linen valance

19th century

Object Place: Spain


234 cm (92 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Appliquéd linen, embroidery, appliquéd

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Appliquéd linen valance, diaper linen with small geometric design, conventionalized design of flowers, birds, and fish in appliqué of pink, blue, yellow, green, crimson, and gray silk, and lines of chenille thread, across lower part of linen a band of drawn work with stars and angular “S” shapes worked with pale pink, and yellow silk, edged across bottom and parts of two sides with white cotton crochet decorated with pieces of polychrome sik and chenille similar to appliqué design; worn, some stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot