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Crewelwork valance with symmetrical shapes that indicates it was used at the end or foot of the bedstead. The ground cloth consists of three pieces of white linen and cotton ground (linen warp, cotton weft) with abutting seams and edges bound in linen tape; polychrome wool embroidery in with...

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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


27 x 145.5 cm (10 5/8 x 57 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton plain weave, wool embroidery, linen plain weave tape


Textiles and Fashion Arts