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Fragment of bed curtain or valance

Italian (Sicily?)
17th century

Object Place: Sicily?, Italy


Height x width: 17 11/16 x 78 3/4 in. (45 x 200 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lace, point, punto tirato or tela tirato, drawn-work

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Fragment of bed curtain or valance. All-over pattern of angular branches with leaves and acorns. Design in linen on a rectangular mesh ground (some threads drawn out and remaining threads whipped over with linen thread). Modern woven trimming sewed around three sides. Worn, stained, repaired.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman