Bed valance

Crewelwork embroidery

English
first half of the 18th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

41.3 x 182.8 cm (16 1/4 x 71 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1978.51

Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill with wool embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: linen warp, cotton weft, 2/1 weft twill brushed to create nap, selvedges along top and bottom, scalloped sides. Design: undulating stem along top edge with various flowers and leaves, with branching stems with flowers in bud and in blossom filling remainder of field. Embroidered with polychrome two-ply yarns (crewels) in chain stitch. Good condition, colors brilliant.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund