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Part of a bed hanging

Crewelwork embroidery
Fragment of a bed curtain

American
second quarter of 18th century


Place of Creation: Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

15 x 85 cm (5 7/8 x 33 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .85 x .15

Accession Number

19.608

Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill with wool embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Part of bed hanging consisting of two pieces of white linen and cotton twill (fustian) with napped face and embroidered with wool (crewelwork); New England laid stitch or Roumanian Couching used for thick red, yellow and brown stems, most of the leaves, red and yellow flower on left, small yellow and red flowers at center, and beige and mauve flower on right; stem stitch used on smaller stems and worn, open leaf at center; made to go with 19.67 and 19.596-19.610

Provenance

Inherited by Samuel Bradstreet; Gift to the MFA, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel Bradstreet