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Part of a bed hanging

Part of bed hanging consisting of two pieces of white linen and cotton twill (fustian) with napped face and embroidered with wool (crewelwork); New England laid stitch or Roumanian Couching used for thick red, yellow and brown stems, most of the leaves, red and yellow flower on left, small...

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Inherited by Samuel Bradstreet; Gift to the MFA, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel Bradstreet

Crewelwork embroidery

Fragment of a bed curtain

American, second quarter of 18th century

Place of Creation

Massachusetts, United States

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Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill with wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts