Bed curtain

Crewelwork embroidery

American
second quarter of the 18th century


Object Place: Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 215.9 x 222.3 cm (85 x 87 1/2 in.) (Max)

Accession Number

42.390a

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with wool

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Crewelwork bed curtain; plain weave linen ground (two lengths and one piece running vertically) with wool embroidery in five rows of large tree and flower motifs alternating with smaller ones; polychrome parrot in tree at center of fourth row from top; most of shaded areas in the mounds, leaves, flowers, fruit, trees, and bird in Roumanian couching or New England laid stitch; narrow stems and outlines in stem stitch; dots in flowers and leaves in seed stitch; rows of dots in mounds in darning stitch; acorn cups and some flower centers in grid of threads couched with stem stitch

Provenance

Lent by Mrs. Daniel Staniford, September 14, 1928.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Daniel P. Staniford