Crewel embroidered bed curtain

American
early 18th century


Dimensions

Length x width: 188 x 134.6 cm (74 x 53 in.)

Accession Number

2013.376

Medium or Technique

Cotton twill, embroidered with wool

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Curtain composed to three lengths of off-white twilled cotton paneling stiched with wool crewel threads, depicting exotic birds, trees, and flowers, butterflies, and chinoiserie figures, a hunt scene and a shepherdess with a flock of sheep.

Provenance

1975, sold by Avis and Rockwell Gardiner, Stamford, CT, to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA (accession no. 1975-236); deaccessioned by Colonial Williamsburg and consigned for sale, March 3, 2013, American Furniture and Decorative Arts auction (sale no. 2640B), Skinner, Boston, lot 57, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 24, 2013)

Credit Line

Textile Curator's Fund