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Part of a bed valance

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Bed valance, probably hung on proper right side of bed because of shaped edge on right; single piece of plain weave linen with selvedge across top; embroidered with flowering vine on mound with sheep, squirrel, and strawberry at center flanked by flowering vines with strawberries and buds and...

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Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Lillian K. H. Sanborn

Crewelwork embroidery

Bed hanging

American (New England), second quarter of the 18th century

Object Place

Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

32.5 x 192 cm (12 13/16 x 75 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.55

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles