Petticoat border

Bed valance or embroidered band
Crewelwork embroidery
Part of a bed curtain

American
mid 18th century


Object Place: Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 21.5 x 225cm (8 7/16 x 88 9/16in.) Other (Warp dimension): 21.5cm (8 7/16in.) Other (Weft dimension): 225cm (88 9/16in.)

Accession Number

32.64

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Linen embroidered with wool in floral motifs with a seated female figure in 18th-century dress with lamb on lap in center; mostly Roumanian couching stitch used for solid areas; stem stitch used for stems, vines and outlines; possibly back stitch used for stippling on bird and center of large blue flower on right; bullion stitch or French knots used for fleece of lamb; possibly fern stitch used for leaves of thin trees

Provenance

Lent by Miss Martha C. Codman, Feb. 1, 1922. "From Mrs. Huntington Smith, née Anna Harris." The lender

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Maxim Karolik