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Part of a bed hanging

Crewelwork embroidery
Fragment of a bed curtain

second quarter of the 18th century

Place of Creation: Massachusetts, United States


19 x 60 cm (7 1/2 x 23 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .60 x .19

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Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill with wool embroidery

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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 yellow and red stems, most of the leaves, pink and red flower buds, and blue and white flower; open leaf at center outlined in stem stitch and filled in with dots in seed stitch; thin blue and green stems also in stem stitch; made to go with 19.67 and 19.596-19.610


Inherited by Samuel Bradstreet; Gift to the MFA, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel Bradstreet