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Valance

Italian or Spanish
17th–18th century


Object Place: Italy or Spain

Dimensions

55 x 220 cm (21 5/8 x 86 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.2437

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Valance. Central band of recurved acanthus leaves, appliqued yellow shot silk highlighted with laid metallic and green floss silk yarns, with various naturalistic blossoms in polychrome floss silk yarns. Bordered above and below by similar designs. Ground of creamcolored ribbed silk. Most metal missing from shot areas; some sections worn or missing entirely. Unmatched tape along upper edge. Lined.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection