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Linen embroidered with wool in floral motifs with a seated female figure in 18th-century dress with lamb on lap in center; mostly Roumanian couching stitch used for solid areas; stem stitch used for stems, vines and outlines; possibly back stitch used for stippling on bird and center of large...

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Lent by Miss Martha C. Codman, Feb. 1, 1922. "From Mrs. Huntington Smith, née Anna Harris." The lender

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Maxim Karolik

Bed valance or embroidered band

Crewelwork embroidery

Part of a bed curtain

American, mid 18th century

Object Place

Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 21.5 x 225cm (8 7/16 x 88 9/16in.) Other (Warp dimension): 21.5cm (8 7/16in.) Other (Weft dimension): 225cm (88 9/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts