Object Place: France
48.5 x 210.5 cm (19 1/8 x 82 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton and linen ground with wool tambour embroidery
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Ground: cotton and linen, four pieces sewn together. Design: scalloped lower edge embroidered with scrolling bands inhabited with flowers; scallops divide valance into five compartments; outer ones filled with fruit baskets with birds and butterflies, inner ones with flowering branches bearing fruit, and a central one with large exotic bird. Worked with polychrome wools in chain stitch with a few details in French knots.
John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund