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Bed valance (Lowell family set)

Crewel work bedspread or curtain composed of wide bed curtain (a) and two valances (b,c); White fustian embroidered in polychrome crewel yarns with large scrolling branches with large exotic leaves and flowers; landscape at bottom of curtain


Lent by Mrs. Harriet Ropes Cabot October 10, 1946

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Harriet Ropes Cabot

Part of a set of bed hangings

Crewelwork embroidery

American, probably Boston, around 1725

Object Place

probably Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill (fustian) with wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts