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Fragment from a valance or bed curtain

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Fragment from a crewelwork valance or bed curtain; hemmed at bottom; mostly embroidered in Roumanian couching or New England laid stitch, except thin stems in stem stitch and strawberries in woven stitch; strawberries, two swans, two flowers, and a butterfly within green, blue, and yellow...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Stephen B. Ames

Crewelwork embroidery

American (New England), mid-18th century

Object Place

New England, USA


61 x 20.5 cm (24 x 8 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts