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Wide bed curtain (Lowell family set)

Embroidered bed curtain (a) with two sections from the valance or another part of the bed hanging set sewn to right edge (b & c) with a tape trim, smaller sections (b & c) sewn to larger section (probably originally a foot curtain) at a later date (3/8-1/2" seam allowances), larger section (a)...

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Lent by Mrs. Harriet Ropes Cabot October 10, 1946

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Harriet Ropes Cabot

Crewelwork embroidery

Part of a set of bed hangings

American, probably Boston, around 1725

Object Place

probably Boston, Massachusetts, New England, United States

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Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill (fustian) embroidered with wool; linen and silk plain weave tape


Textiles and Fashion Arts