1952.0347.003 A Bed Hanging, Side Curtain
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Bed hanging (Side curtain)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Place of Origin:

    Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Europe or North America

  • Date:


  • Materials:


  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Embroidered

  • Museum Object Number:

    1952.0347.003 A

  • Complete Details

Object Number

1952.0347.003 A

Object Name

Bed hanging (Side curtain)


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

Europe or North America

Secondary Origin Notes

This fabric was probably made in Europe or North America between 1780 and 1830.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Fabric label sewn on reverse; "BLUE BD. RM. / BED SIDE / CURTAIN / 52.347.3A" (typed)




Woven (plain), Embroidered

Construction Description

Hand-stitched. Hand embroidered.

Dimensions (inches)

90.5 (H) , 31.75 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

229.87 (H) , 80.645 (W)

Measurement Notes

Overall measurements include fringe. Fringe is 1/2 inch long.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Montgomery, Florence. 1984 Textiles in America, 1650-1870.
Discussion of mull and muslin, p. 303-307.
[Book] Gostelow, Mary. 1975 A World of Embroidery. 512.
Discussion of whitework and tambour work, p. 91-84.
[Book] Swain, Margaret H. 1970 Historical Needlework: A Study of Influences in Scotland and Northern England. 140.
Discussion of tambouring, p. 91-93.
[Book] Marsh, Gail. 2006 18th Century Embroidery Techniques. 192.
Discussion of whitework and Dresden work, p. 110-129.