1952.0340.001 Window hanging
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Window hanging (Tail or cascade)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Place of Origin:

    United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1929-1952

  • Materials:

    Cotton; Wool

  • Techniques:

    Roller printed, Woven (plain), Mordant style

  • Museum Object Number:

    1952.0340.001 B


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Object Number

1952.0340.001 B

Object Name

Window hanging (Tail or cascade)

Category

Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Place of Origin

United States, North America

Origin Notes

One of a set of window hangings that includes a swag valance and two tails/cascades made in the first half of the 20th century from fabric printed in the early 19th century.

Secondary Place of Origin

England, United Kingdom, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

This fabric was printed in England c. 1824.

Date

1929-1952

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; lower left hand corner; typed inscription in black ink "ALBANY ROOM JAN FEB MAR JUL AUG SEP For Windows"
2. Label; lower left hand corner; stamped inscription in red ink "SEASON 1 2 3"

Materials

Cotton; Wool

Techniques

Roller printed, Woven (plain), Mordant style

Dimensions (inches)

64 (H) , 24 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

162 (H) , 60.96 (W)

Measurement Notes

Height measurement taken on long (L hand) side of panel. Short (R hand) side of panel measured 48 inches. Measurements are approximate due to the inherent variability of textiles. Florence Montgomery determined the warps per inch at 84.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Montgomery, Florence. 1970 Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Textile with same pattern, p. 301, fig. 329
[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
[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
[Other] Research for Printed Textiles completed by Linda Eaton.
Roller Prints: Floral Stripes: Information on date of textile and application method.