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Shaped bed valence; linen ground cloth (2 pieces) embroidered with symmetrical design of undulating vine bearing large flowers, growing from foot of central tree in which are perched three small birds in several shades of pink, yellow, orange, blue and green wool, and a little white wool; red wool...

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Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Crewelwork embroidery

American, mid 18th century

Object Place

New England, United States


30.5 x 154.5 cm (12 x 60 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery and wool twill tape


Textiles and Fashion Arts