Object Place: Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States
35 x 184 cm (13 3/4 x 72 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen plain weave with wool embroidery
Not On View
Bed valance shaped along bottom edge; single piece of plain weave linen with selvedge across top edge embroidered with symmetrical flowering vine design across bottom with eight isolated flowers across top; most stems in outlined in stem stitch and filled in with herringbone stitch, most flowers and some leaves in dense rows of stem stitch, two large red flowers in corners in Roumanian couching or New England laid stitch with stem stitching used for outlines and small areas of filling, two large flowers at bottom outlined in stem stitch and filled in the Roumanian couching with dots in link stitch, small red-and-white and red-and-orange flowers at top center have chain stitched stems with Roumanian couching leaves and stem stitched blossoms
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.
Gift of Mrs. Jason Westerfield