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Linen bed curtain with polychrome wool embroidered branching stem border with two columns of sprigs down the center; leaves, blossoms and fillings in New England laid stitch (Roumanian couching), dark blue stems in chain stitch, dark blue veins in leaves in stem stitch


Labeled "Colonial Embroidery about 1725. A part of a set of bed curtains lent by Miss Nellie Wade (Historical Society, Ips. 1900)" Returned May 16, 1952, Relent Oct. 21, 1953, Returned July 15, 1957, Relent May 9, 1959, made a gift, June 9, 1959. 59.472-

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jason Westerfield

Crewelwork embroidery

American, 18th Century, 18th century

Object Place

Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States


220.5 x 197.5 cm (86 13/16 x 77 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts