Valance for a bed

French
Before 1771


Dimensions

49.5 x 149 cm (19 1/2 x 58 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.49 x .495

Accession Number

91.175

Medium or Technique

Linen stuffed quilting

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Valance for a bed. Fine linen, with a conventional design containing anthemion(?) ribbon-like bands, leaves, flowers and insects. The valance is divided into a wide and narrow border. Worn and spotted. Mrs. Heinzen inherited this piece of quilting from her great grandmother, a French woman, and can trace it back 120 years but does not know how much older than that it may be.

Provenance

Mrs. Heinzen inherited this piece of quilting from her great grandmother, a French woman, and can trace it back 120 years but does not know how much older than that it may be.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henrietta (Karl) Heinzen