1955.0631 C Window Hanging, Valance
  • 1955.0631 C Window Hanging, Valance
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Window hanging (Valance)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Place of Origin:

    United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    England or France, United Kingdom or France, Europe

  • Date:

    1929-1969

  • Materials:

    Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Roller printed, Cylinder printed, Mordant style

  • Museum Object Number:

    1955.0631 C


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Object Number

1955.0631 C

Object Name

Window hanging (Valance)

Category

Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Place of Origin

United States, North America

Origin Notes

This window hanging was probably made at Winterthur or in New York City.

Secondary Place of Origin

England or France, United Kingdom or France, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

This fabric was probably printed in England or France c. 1839.

Date

1929-1969

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Reverse, upper left, pinned on tag; "55.631/c/T119.1" (graphite)
2. Label; Reverse, upper right, cloth; "ESSEX-ALBANY HALL (3 KK)/valance/July-Aug-Sept (3)" (typed)

Subjects

Andrew Jackson; George Washington; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; James Madison; John Q. Adams; President; Political figure

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Woven (plain), Roller printed, Cylinder printed, Mordant style

Dimensions (inches)

14.5 (L) , 59.5 (W) , 14.25 (Repeat Height)

Dimensions (centimeters)

36.83 (L) , 151.13 (W) , 36.195 (Repeat Height)

Measurement Notes

Measurements are approximate due to the inherent variability of textiles. (Conservation, 2011). Florence Montgomery determined warps per inch at 84. Vertical design repeat: 14 1/4 inches. Selvedge width: 24 1/2 inches (at least).

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Eaton, Linda. 2007 Quilts in a Material World: Selections from the Winterthur Collection.
Variation on fabric published, pg. 154-155.
[Book] Collins, Herbert Ridgeway. Threads of History: America Recorded on Cloth 1775 to the Present. 566.
Cornell example published on pg. 78, fig. 70.
[Book] Montgomery, Florence. 1970 Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Textile with same pattern, p..341, fig. 401.
[Book] Clouzot, Henri & Morris, Frances. 1927 Painted and Printed Fabrics : The History of the Manufactory at Jouy and Other Ateliers in France 1760-1815.
Textile with same pattern, no. 291
[Article] Reath, N. A. 1925 Printed Fabrics. 10.
Philadelphia Museum of Art example, published plate VIII, discussed page 152.
[Article] Phillips, John Goldsmith. 1932 Europen Printed Fabrics of the Nineteenth Century: A Special Exhibition. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. 27 (3): 4.
Metropolitan Museum of Art example, discussed, pg. 74.
[Thesis] Sykas, Philip Anthony. 10//2000 Material Evidence: Nineteenth Century Calico Printers' Pattern Books. 275-343 Ph.D. The Manchester Metropolitan University Department of Textiles/Fashion
Information on roller and cylinder printing, pp. 276-312
[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