Bed valence

Crewelwork embroidery

American
mid 18th century


Object Place: New England, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 34.9 x 200.7 cm (13 3/4 x 79 in.)

Accession Number

34.38

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery and wool twill tape

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Shaped bed valence; linen ground cloth (3 pieces) embroidered with undulating vine bearing large flowers (at the left of central flower are two small birds) several shades of pink, yellow, orange, blue, and green wool, and a little white wool; red wool tape binding around edge; leaves and flowers outlined in stem stitch and filled in with Roumanian couching or New England laid stitch; stems in stem stitch

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund