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Fragment of a bed valance

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Ground: natural-colored twill fabric with linen warp and cotton weft. Design: naturalistic trees with large leaves and flowers (tulips?). Stitches: satin, stem, French knots, bullion knots, and composite stitches. Worked with wool in blue green, greens, yellow, pinks, red, dark blue, and brown....

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Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

English, second half of 17th century


41 x 101 cm (16 1/8 x 39 3/4 in.)

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Linen and cotton twill with wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts