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Bed valance

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Shaped bed valance; two pieces of plain weave linen (both with selvedges across top) embroidered with symmetrical flower vine across bottom with six isolated flowers across top; stems of flowers and vine in stem and chain stitching (sometimes changes within a single stem), leaves and flowers...

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Labeled "Colonial Embroidery about 1725. A part of a set of bed curtains lent by Miss Nellie Wade (Historical Society, Ips. 1900)" Returned May 16, 1952, Relent Oct. 21, 1953, Returned July 15, 1957, Relent May 9, 1959, made a gift, June 9, 1959. 59.472-

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jason Westerfield

Crewelwork embroidery

American, around 1725

Object Place

Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States


34.9 x 154.4 cm (13 3/4 x 60 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts