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Window hanging (Valance)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Place of Origin:

    Winterthur, New Castle, Delaware, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    France, Europe

  • Date:

    1947-1958

  • Materials:

    Cotton; Linen

  • Techniques:

    Block printed, Woven (plain), Mordant style

  • Museum Object Number:

    1958.0625.002 C


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Object Number

1958.0625.002 C

Object Name

Window hanging (Valance)

Category

Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Place of Origin

Winterthur, New Castle, Delaware, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

This window hanging was probably made at Winterthur.

Secondary Place of Origin

France, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

Previously attributed to England, between 1830 and 1840, the fabric was probably printed in France about 1780.

Date

1947-1958

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; reverse, pinned on tag; "58.625.2c / Tappahannock / Room / July - Dec" (in graphite)

Materials

Cotton; Linen

Techniques

Block printed, Woven (plain), Mordant style

Dimensions (inches)

13.5 (L) , 42 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

34.29 (L) , 106.68 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements overall. Border measures 6.25 inches wide. Width taken at window opening. Measurements are approximate due to inherent variability of textiles. Montgomery determined warps per inch: 44 Block size: 8 inches Vertical design repeat: 8 inches

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Schoeser, Mary & Dejardin, Kathleen. 1991 French Textiles from 1760 to the Present. 224.
Similar block printed red and brown patterned floral stripe design: p. 39.
[Manuscript] Bertrand, Rebecca & Parks, Sarah. Seasonal Change Study.
See Curator of Textiles for Seasonal Change Study binder discussing this object.
[Book] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on mordant style, pp. 11-12
[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, pp. 88, 101-104