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Part of bed hanging (small portion on left attached to longer section on right with strip of white netting); longer section on right made of three pieces of white linen and cotton twill (fustian) with napped face and with wool embroidery (crewelwork); New England laid stitch or Roumanian...

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Inherited by Samuel Bradstreet; Gift to the MFA, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel Bradstreet

Crewelwork embroidery

Part of set of bed hangings

American, Boston, Colonial, second quarter of the 18th century

Place of Creation

Massachusetts, United States


35 x 107 cm (13 3/4 x 42 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.07 x .35 including trimming on one side of white braid and knotted fringe

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Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton plain weave with wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts