Wide bed curtain

Crewelwork embroidery

American
18th Century
18th century


Object Place: Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

220.5 x 197.5 cm (86 13/16 x 77 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

59.473

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Linen bed curtain with polychrome wool embroidered branching stem border with two columns of sprigs down the center; leaves, blossoms and fillings in New England laid stitch (Roumanian couching), dark blue stems in chain stitch, dark blue veins in leaves in stem stitch

Provenance

Labeled "Colonial Embroidery about 1725. A part of a set of bed curtains lent by Miss Nellie Wade (Historical Society, Ips. 1900)" Returned May 16, 1952, Relent Oct. 21, 1953, Returned July 15, 1957, Relent May 9, 1959, made a gift, June 9, 1959.
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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jason Westerfield