1956.0614.005 Bed Hanging, Valance
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Bed hanging (Valance)

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  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Tassinari & Chatel (Fabric manufacturer)

  • Place of Origin:

    Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    France, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:


  • Techniques:

    Plate printed, Mordant style, Woven (plain)

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Object Number


Object Name

Bed hanging (Valance)




Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Tassinari & Chatel (Fabric manufacturer)

Place of Origin

Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

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

Secondary Place of Origin

France, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

The fabric is a reproduction printed by Tassinari & Chatel in Lyon, France in 1911.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Sewn on fabric label; "FRANKLIN / BED LEFT" (ink)
2. Label; Pinned on tag; "56.614.5 / T83" (graphite)
3. Label; Sewn on fabric label; "2 K - FRANKLIN / left bottom Bed Valence / Alternate set / July-Aug-Sept" (typed)




Plate printed, Mordant style, Woven (plain)

Dimensions (inches)

17.25 (H) , 90 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

43.81 (H) , 228.6 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements overall.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Eaton, Linda. 2007 Quilts in a Material World: Selections from the Winterthur Collection.
Fabric published: p. 186, discussed p.184
[Book] Sweeney, John A. H. 1963 The Treasure House of Early American Rooms.
Window hanging from set published: p. 96
[Book] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on print 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 print style, pp. 88, 101-104
[Book] Montgomery, Florence. 1970 Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Textile with same pattern, p. 235, fig. 220, plate XIV, p. 218, in red.