Wide bed curtain

American, Boston
Colonial
1725–50


Place of Creation: Boston, New England colonies

Dimensions

Overall: 219.5 x 192.4 cm (86 7/16 x 75 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.67

Medium or Technique

Cotton and linen plain weave embroidered with wool

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Possibly made by a member of the Bradstreet family
The bedspread is made of narrow breadths of white English cotton sewed together. (linen warp, cotton weft). On this is embroidered with pink, red, blue, green, brown, yellow, and black wool a design of two curving stems bearing long leaves, carnations, roses, and other flowers, and four birds. “Embroidered by Anne Bradstreet, daughter of Governor Dudley, and wife of Governor Simon Bradstreet (1603-1697)”. The Donor

Provenance

Inherited by Samuel Bradstreet; Gift to the MFA, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel Bradstreet