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Bed valance (Lowell family set)

Part of a set of bed hangings
Crewelwork embroidery

American, probably Boston
around 1725


Object Place: probably Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 22.9 x 77.5 cm (9 x 30 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1979.778c

Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill (fustian) with wool embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Crewel work bedspread or curtain composed of wide bed curtain (a) and two valances (b,c); White fustian embroidered in polychrome crewel yarns with large scrolling branches with large exotic leaves and flowers; landscape at bottom of curtain.

Provenance

Lent by Mrs. Harriet Ropes Cabot October 10, 1946

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Harriet Ropes Cabot