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Valance for a bed

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Ground: cotton and linen, five pieces sewn together. Design: scalloped lower edge embroidered with scrolling bands containing flowers; scallops divide valance into nine compartments of which five to left are filled with colorful birds perched on branches (3d one is empty); three to right are...

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John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

French, 18th century

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32.4 x 319 cm (12 3/4 x 125 9/16 in.)

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Cotton and linen ground with wool tambour embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts