Narrow Bed Curtain

Part of set of bed hangings
Crewelwork embroidery

American, probably Boston
Colonial
second quarter of the 18th century


Object Place: probably Boston, Massachusetts, United States, New England

Dimensions

Overall: 86.4 x 218.4 cm (34 x 86 in.)

Accession Number

19.597

Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill with wool embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Narrow curtain from set of crewelwork bed hangings; white fustian ground with wool embroidery in flowering vine or tree pattern; New England laid stitch used for thick red, brown, and yellow stems and large leaves and flowers; stem stitch used for thinner stems; herringbone stitch used for smaller leaves, tulips, and buds; some flowers and leaves outlined in stem or chain stitches with cross or link stitches in center; blue, yellow, pink, red, and green bird with two cherries in beak made in satin stitch; part of top pieced with modern cotton; six rust spots across top

Provenance

Inherited by Samuel Bradstreet; Gift to the MFA, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel Bradstreet