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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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Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

19.599

Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill with wool embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles