Object Place: New England, United States
28.2 x 216.8 cm (11 1/8 x 85 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen plain weave embroidered with wool and silk
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Bed valance cut and scalloped at sides, flat bottom, made of linen plain weave embroidered with polychrome wool (crewelwork); mostly Roumanian couching stitch especially in solid areas of leaves, fruit, and trunks of trees, flowers, and the yellow, blue and green ground area; stem stitch used for thinner branches and stems, outlines of fruit and flowers, and veins of leaves; buttonhole stitches for blades of grass; at center, near top, the date “1714” is worked in cross stitch with neutral yellow/green silk (now mostly missing).
MFA purchase from Mrs. Alexander R. Livingston of Concord Street, Holliston, Massachusetts.
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund