1952.0344.003 Window hanging, Valance
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Window hanging (Valance)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Place of Origin:

    United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Rouen, France, Europe

  • Date:

    1934-1952

  • Materials:

    Linen

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Block printed, Mordant style

  • Museum Object Number:

    1952.0344.003


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Object Number

1952.0344.003

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

Part of a set of four matching window valances made in the first half of the 20th century with fabric printed in the late 18th century.

Secondary Place of Origin

Rouen, France, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

This fabric was printed in France in the late eighteenth century.

Date

1934-1952

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; lower right hand corner; typed in black ink, "3 M BLUE RM. northwest Window Val. July-Aug-Sept"
2. Label; upper right hand corner; stamped in red ink, "SEASON 3"

Materials

Linen

Techniques

Woven (plain), Block printed, Mordant style

Dimensions (inches)

10 (L) , 61.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

25.4 (L) , 156.21 (W)

Measurement Notes

Vertical design repeat: 9.5 inches. Size of wood block: 8.5 x 9.5 inches. Selvedge width: 27 inches.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Sweeney, John A. H. 1963 The Treasure House of Early American Rooms.
Window hangings from set published: p. 115
[Chapter] Bide, Martin. Secrets of the Printer's Palette, Colors & Dyes in Rhode Island Quilts [Book] Welters, Linda & Ordo├▒ez, Margaret. Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island. 83-121.
Information on mordant style, p. 88; 101-104.
[Book] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on mordant style and block printing, p. 11-12, 27-60