Wide Bed Curtain

Part of set of bed hangings
Crewelwork embroidery

American, probably Boston

Object Place: probably Boston, Massachusetts, United States, New England


218.5 x 191 cm (86 x 75 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill with wool embroidery

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Wide curtain from set of crewelwork bed hangings; white fustian ground of four lengths and one piece of cloth sewn together with abutting seam with wool embroidery in flowering vine or tree pattern; New England laid stitch used for thick red, brown, and yellow stems and large leaves and flowers; stem stitch used for thinner stems; herringbone stitch used for smaller leaves, tulips, and buds; some flowers and leaves outlined in stem or chain stitches filled in with cross, link, or speckling stitches; blue, yellow, pink, red, and green bird perched on stem at center. Made to go with 19.67 and 19.596-19.610.


Inherited by Samuel Bradstreet; Gift to the MFA, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel Bradstreet