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Wide bed curtain

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Possibly made by a member of the Bradstreet family The bedspread is made of narrow breadths of white English cotton sewed together. (linen warp, cotton weft). On this is embroidered with pink, red, blue, green, brown, yellow, and black wool a design of two curving stems bearing long leaves,...

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Provenance

Inherited by Samuel Bradstreet; Gift to the MFA, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel Bradstreet

American, Boston, Colonial, 1725–50

Place of Creation

Boston, New England colonies

Dimensions

Overall: 219.5 x 192.4 cm (86 7/16 x 75 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.67

Medium or Technique

Cotton and linen plain weave embroidered with wool

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles