1963.0016.006 Bed hanging, detail
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Bed hanging (Valance)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Bromley Hall Print Works (Possible maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Materials:


  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Plate printed, Mordant style

  • Museum Object Number:


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Object Number


Object Name

Bed hanging (Valance)


Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

Bromley Hall Print Works (Possible maker)
"One of the printworks on the banks of the River Lea in Middlesex, it was the first listed in the Excise books when duty was imposed in 1712. Benjamin Ollive was mentioned as a calico-printer in a document of 1720. The firm was known as Ollive & Talwin (1763-1783), Talwin & Foster (until 1790), Foster & Co. (until 1823)." (Source: Hefford, Wendy. The Victoria & Albert Museum Textile Collection: Design for Printed Textiles in England from 1750 to 1850. New York: Canopy Books, 1992).

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Origin Notes

The textile may have been printed by Bromley Hall Print Works in England, c. 1780.




Woven (plain), Plate printed, Mordant style

Construction Description

Threads: Natural color, S twist, 2 Ply: for all construction Stitches: Back: for seams . Hem: to finish narrow hem. Running stitch: to attach fringe at lower edge Tapes: Fringe, cotton, natural color, 1-1/2" wide

Dimensions (inches)

10.5 (H) , 225.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

26.67 (H) , 572.77 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements are approximate due to the inherent variability of textiles. Florence Montgomery determined warps per inch at 60.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Montgomery, Florence. 1970 Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Textile with same pattern, p. 243, fig. 234
[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 "raised" style and print technology, pp. 88, 97.