1957.1294 a Bed hanging, valance
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Bed hanging (Valance)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Place of Origin:

    Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    England or France, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:


  • Techniques:

    Woven (compound)

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1294 A

  • Complete Details

Object Number

1957.1294 A

Object Name

Bed hanging (Valance)


Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Place of Origin

Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

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

Secondary Place of Origin

England or France, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

Previously attributed to France, 1750-1775, this fabric was probably woven for apparel use in England or France between 1740-1760



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Reverse left, pinned on tag; "57.1294 A" (blue ink)
2. Label; Reverse right, pinned on tag; "Philadelphia/Bedroom/57.1294" (graphite)




Woven (compound)

Construction Description


Dimensions (inches)

231.5 (H) , 11.375 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

588.01 (H) , 28.893 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements overall.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Rothstein, Natalie. 1990 Silk Designs of the Eighteenth Century In the Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London With a Complete Catalogue. 351.
Fabrics used to assist attribution: p. 185-246.