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Bed valance (Lowell family set)

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Linen and plain twill ground in four pieces with wool embroidery; design of hillocks, one with broken tree trunk, sprays of large flowers, some quite realistic with highly ornamental foliage; piece added to right embroidered with hillock with flowers, leaping deer and strawberries; hillocks or...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen W. Coolidge

Crewelwork embroidery

Part of a set of bed hangngs

American (New England), first quarter of the 18th century

Object Place

probably Boston, New England, United States


Overall: 28.6 x 219.7 cm (11 1/4 x 86 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill with wool embroidery and linen and cotton plain weave tape


Textiles and Fashion Arts