Wide bed curtain (one of a set of two narrow and two wide)

English, Dutch?
late 17th–early 18th century

Object Place: England


216 x 264 cm (85 1/16 x 103 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Embroidery: crewels on Linen and cotton and linen ground

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



From a set of four. Red, orange, brown and shades of yellow crewels worked in a variety of stitches, including stem, seed, buttonhole, lattice work, French knots, bullion, etc, on a linen-and cotton weft twill ground fabric. The design shows bizarre flowers, exotic fruits and tree islands. Condition: Good. See matching valance (63.1027) and chair seat covers (63.1028-.1034)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund