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Crewel embroidered bed curtain

Curtain composed to three lengths of off-white twilled cotton paneling stiched with wool crewel threads, depicting exotic birds, trees, and flowers, butterflies, and chinoiserie figures, a hunt scene and a shepherdess with a flock of sheep.


Before 2013, acquired by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA; before March 3, 2013, acquired by Skinner Auction House, Boston, MA; 2013, sold by Skinner to the MFA. (Accession date: April 24, 2013)

Credit Line

Textile Curator's Fund

American, early 18th century


Length x width: 188 x 134.6 cm (74 x 53 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton; twilled, wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts