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Shaped bed valence; linen ground cloth (3 pieces) embroidered with undulating vine bearing large flowers (at the left of central flower are two small birds) several shades of pink, yellow, orange, blue, and green wool, and a little white wool; red wool tape binding around edge; leaves and flowers...

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Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Crewelwork embroidery

American, mid 18th century

Object Place

New England, United States


Overall: 34.9 x 200.7 cm (13 3/4 x 79 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery and wool twill tape


Textiles and Fashion Arts