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Bed valance (Lowell family set)

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Linen and plain twill ground in about 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 left end embroidered with hillock with flowers, stag and strawberries; hillocks or...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen W. Coolidge

Part of a set of bed hangings

Crewelwork embroidery

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

Object Place

probably Boston, Massachusetts, United States


28.7 x 224 cm (11 5/16 x 88 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill (fustian) with wool embroidery, linen and cotton tape


Textiles and Fashion Arts