Headpiece for a bed

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

164 x 247 cm (64 9/16 x 97 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1973.99a

Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: cotton and linen. Lower half: scrolling bands filled with flowers enclosing flowering fruit branches and exotic birds on trees which flank a central cartouche containing a basket of flowers; upper half: garlands of fruit and flowers framing formal motifs worked in polychrome wools in chain stitch with some details in French knots. Some mends and holes, some yarns rotted out.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund