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Wide Bed Curtain

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Wide curtain from set of crewelwork bed hangings; white fustian ground of four lengths and one piece of cloth sewn together with abutting seam with wool embroidery in flowering vine or tree pattern; New England laid stitch used for thick red, brown, and yellow stems and large leaves and flowers;...

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Inherited by Samuel Bradstreet; Gift to the MFA, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel Bradstreet

Part of set of bed hangings

Crewelwork embroidery

American, probably Boston, Colonial, 1725–50

Object Place

probably Boston, Massachusetts, New England, United States


218.5 x 191 cm (86 x 75 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill with wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts