Valance for a bed
Object Place: France
31.7 x 321 cm (12 1/2 x 126 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton and linen ground with wool tambour embroidery
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Ground: cotton and linen; four pieces sewn together. Design: scalloped lower edge edmbroidered with scrolling bands filled with flowers; scallops divide valance into eight compartments of which five to left contain flowering fruit trees and three to right contain exotic birds. Worked with polychrome wools in chain stitch with a few details in French knots. Some holes and mends, some black yarns rotted out.
John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund