Headpiece for a bed
Object Place: France
164 x 247 cm (64 9/16 x 97 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund