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Fragment of a bed curtain

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Polychrome wool yarns embroidered on linen warp and cotton weft ground, woven in weft-faced twill (fustian). Chinoiserie rocky landscape with shepherds, sheep, dogs, and other animals, with branches bearing large leaves at top.

Provenance

1953, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 16, 1953)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

English or Scottish, late 17th or early 18th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

140 x 66 cm (55 1/8 x 26 in.)

Accession Number

53.172

Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill embroidered with wool

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles