1957.0125.0191 F Valance obverse
  • 1957.0125.0191 F Valance obverse
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  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Place of Origin:

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Rouen, France, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Cotton; Linen; Silk

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Mordant style, Block printed

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.0125.019 F

  • Complete Details

Object Number

1957.0125.019 F

Object Name



Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Secondary Place of Origin

Rouen, France, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

The fabric used to make this valance was printed in Rouen, France between 1770 and 1790.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Pinned on red tag; "T1294" [over] "T1294 / 57.125.19 f / Dr. 64" (ink, graphite)
2. Label; Adhered to back of valance; "23." (graphite)




Cotton; Linen; Silk


Woven (plain), Mordant style, Block printed

Dimensions (inches)

13 (L) , 49.75 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

33.02 (L) , 126.365 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements are approximate due to inherent variability of textiles. Florence Montgomery determined warps per inch at 52. Vertical design repeat: 12.5 inches.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Chapter] Bide, Martin. Secrets of the Printer's Palette, Colors & Dyes in Rhode Island Quilts [Book] Welters, Linda & OrdoƱez, Margaret. Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island. 83-121.
Information on mordant style and penciled blue, p. 88; 94-96; 101-104
[Book] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on mordant style, p. 11-12