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Shaped bed valance; two pieces of linen plain weave with crewelwork floral motifs; trimmed with narrow piece of red, blue and brown chintz (very worn); thicker floral stems in herringbone stitch, outlines and thinner stems in stem stitch, hem stitch also used for some outline, berries and thinker...

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Gift to MFA, 1958

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Elmer Keith

Crewelwork embroidery

American (New England), around 1725

Object Place

New England, United States


25.8 x 202.8 cm (10 3/16 x 79 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery, printed cotton binding (possibly added later) and silk repair stitching


Textiles and Fashion Arts