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Part of a bed hanging

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Part of bed hanging consisting of three pieces of white linen and cotton twill (fustian) with napped face and with wool embroidery (crewelwork); New England laid stitch or Roumanian Couching used for thick yellow and red and yellow and beige stems, most of the leaves, most of the bird at center,...

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Inherited by Samuel Bradstreet; Gift to the MFA, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel Bradstreet

Crewelwork embroidery

Fragment of a bed curtain

American, second quarter of the 18th century

Place of Creation

Massachusetts, United States


35 x 104 cm (13 3/4 x 40 15/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.04 x .35 including trimming on one side of white braid and knotted fringe

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Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill with wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts