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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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Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

19.596

Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill with wool embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles