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Crewelwork tester for bed; ground cloth consists of three pieces of white linen and cotton ground (linen warp, cotton weft) with vertical abutting seams; polychrome wool embroidery in with symmetrical floral design around all four sides, vase of flowers at center top and large tree with berries on...

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Credit Line

Special Textile Fund

Crewelwork embroidery

Part of an incomplete set of bed hangings

American (New England), around 1730–1740

Object Place

Salisbury, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Kensington, New Hampshire, United States


Overall: 173.4 x 159.4 cm (68 1/4 x 62 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton plain weave, wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts