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Ground: cotton and linen; four pieces sewn together. Design: scalloped lower edge edmbroidered with scrolling bands filled with flowers; scallops divide valance into eight compartments of which five to left contain flowering fruit trees and three to right contain exotic birds. Worked with...

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Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

French, 18th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

31.7 x 321 cm (12 1/2 x 126 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1973.99c

Medium or Technique

Cotton and linen ground with wool tambour embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles