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Bed valance cut and scalloped at sides, flat bottom, made of linen plain weave embroidered with polychrome wool (crewelwork); mostly Roumanian couching stitch especially in solid areas of leaves, fruit, and trunks of trees, flowers, and the yellow, blue and green ground area; stem stitch used for...

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MFA purchase from Mrs. Alexander R. Livingston of Concord Street, Holliston, Massachusetts.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Crewelwork embroidery

Bed hanging

American, 1714

Object Place

New England, United States


28.2 x 216.8 cm (11 1/8 x 85 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with wool and silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts