1952.0340.003 Bed hangings, valances
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Bed hanging (Valance)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Place of Origin:

    United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1929-1952

  • Materials:

    Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Roller printed, Woven (plain), Mordant style

  • Museum Object Number:

    1952.0340.003 A, B


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Object Number

1952.0340.003 A, B

Object Name

Bed hanging (Valance)

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 bed hangings consisting of valances and base valances created in the first half of the 20th century using cotton printed in the early 19th century.

Secondary Place of Origin

England, United Kingdom, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

The fabric was printed in England c. 1824.

Date

1929-1952

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Roller printed, Woven (plain), Mordant style

Dimensions (inches)

17.5 (H) , 202 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

44.45 (H) , 513.08 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements above of the larger component, part A, which wraps around the foot and sides of the bed. The valance at the head of the bed, part B, is a separate piece, measuring 51.5 inches wide and 18.0 inches long. 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.