Narrow bed curtain

Crewelwork embroidery
Part of an incomplete set of bed hangings

American (New England, Kensington, NH)
1750–75
Worked by Elizabeth Parsons (Fogg) (American, 1718–1779)


Place of Use: Kensington, New Hampshire, United States; Object Place: Salisbury, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

201.2 x 89 cm (79 3/16 x 35 1/16 in. )

Accession Number

51.2424a

Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton plain weave, wool embroidery, linen plain weave tape, metal rings

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Crewelwork bed curtain; white linen and cotton ground cloth; hem across top with linen tape binding and metal curtain rings; borders of polychrome wool embroidery; narrow stems in stem stitch, thicker stems and shaded areas of mounds, flowers, leaves and berries in New England laid stitch (or Romanian couching); seed stitch filling in some flower centers and leaves; yellow flower centers in grid of stem stitching and couched threads; at least one flower with bullion stitching at center

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George W. Collier