Narrow bed curtain

Crewelwork embroidery

American (Ipswich, Massachusetts)
second quarter of the 18th century


Object Place: Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

191 x 215 cm (75 3/16 x 84 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.472

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Linen bed curtain with polychrome wool embroidered branching stem border with two columns of sprigs down the center; leaves, blossoms and fillings in New England laid stitch (Roumanian couching), dark blue stems in chain stitch, dark blue veins in leaves in stem stitch; tulip in border in tight rows of chain stitch

Provenance

Labeled "Colonial Embroidery about 1725. A part of a set of bed curtains lent by Miss Nellie Wade (Historical Society, Ips. 1900)" Returned May 16, 1952, Relent Oct. 21, 1953, Returned July 15, 1957, Relent May 9, 1959, made a gift, June 9, 1959.
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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jason Westerfield