Fragment of a bed valance

English
second half of 17th century


Dimensions

41 x 101 cm (16 1/8 x 39 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

33.647

Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill with wool embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: natural-colored twill fabric with linen warp and cotton weft. Design: naturalistic trees with large leaves and flowers (tulips?). Stitches: satin, stem, French knots, bullion knots, and composite stitches. Worked with wool in blue green, greens, yellow, pinks, red, dark blue, and brown. Very fragmentary: much pieced and mended.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund