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Wide bed curtain (Lowell family set)

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Wide bed curtain; four lengths and two pieces of fustian (linen and cotton twill) ground with crewelwork embroidery; embroidered mound across base in bands of yellow, blue, and green in New England laid stitch (Roumanian couching) with open areas of green coral pattern in an irregularly spaced...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen W. Coolidge

Part of a set of bed hangings

Crewelwork embroidery

American, probably Boston, around 1725

Object Place

probably Boston, Massachusetts, New England, United States


Overall: 220.3 x 201 cm (86 3/4 x 79 1/8 in.) Other (lengths of ground cloth): 193 x 59.1 cm (76 x 23 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill (fustian) with wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts