Valance, part of a set of 13 pieces

English, Dutch?
about 1740s

Object Place: England


5 x 110 cm (1 15/16 x 43 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill ground with wool embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



In pieces. See matching set of bed curtains (63.1023-.1026) and chair seat covers (63.1028-. 1034). Red, orange, brown and shades of yellow crewels worked with a variety of stitches on a linen-and-cotton weft twill ground fabric. Design shows bizarre flowers, exotic fruits and tree islands. Condition good.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund