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Part of a bed valance

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Bed valance, probably hung on front of bed because of shaped edges at both ends; 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 large...

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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


31.6 x 149.4 cm (12 7/16 x 58 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts