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Crewelwork embroidered valance with pieced ground cloth (three pieces) that have linen warp threads running horizontally and cotton wefts running vertically and with pieced lining bound with linen tape. Shaped lower and side edge. Asymmetrical shape indicates that it was probably hung along the...

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Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Crewelwork embroidery

Part of an incomplete set of bed hangings

American (New England), 1750–75

Object Place

Salisbury, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Kensington, New Hampshire, United States


Overall: 30.5 x 189.2 cm (12 x 74 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton plain weave, wool embroidery, linen plain weave tape


Textiles and Fashion Arts