1952.0325.002 bed hangings,view 2
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Bed hanging (Valance)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Place of Origin:

    Winterthur, New Castle, Delaware, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:


  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Block printed, Resist style

  • Museum Object Number:

    1952.0325.002 G

  • Complete Details

Object Number

1952.0325.002 G

Object Name

Bed hanging (Valance)


Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Place of Origin

Winterthur, New Castle, Delaware, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

A set of bed hangings were made at Winterthur in the first half of the 20th century from fabric printed c. 1770.

Secondary Place of Origin

England, United Kingdom, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

This textile was probably printed in England, c. 1740-1780.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; the upper left corner, reverse; "HARDENBERGH BED RM. / TOP BED VALANCE / (FOOT) 52.325 G" (typed)




Woven (plain), Block printed, Resist style

Construction Description


Dimensions (inches)

12.5 (H) , 48.25 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

31.75 (H) , 122.555 (W)

Measurement Notes

Width taken at top edge.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on Resist style, p. 11
[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 Resist style, pp. 88, 92-94
[Book] Little, F. 1931 Early American Textiles.
Published: opposite p. 204, fig. 41 c
[Book] Clouzot, Henri & Morris, Frances. 1927 Painted and Printed Fabrics : The History of the Manufactory at Jouy and Other Ateliers in France 1760-1815.
Textile with same pattern illustrated: pl. XCI (top)
[Journal] Antiques Magazine. 1//1938
Pattern illustrated, May 1957, p. 440
[Journal] Antiques Magazine. 1//1938
Pattern illustrated, January 1928, p. 39
[Book] Montgomery, Florence. 1970 Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Image of pattern, p.201, figs. 188a-b
[Book] Sweeney, John A. H. 1963 The Treasure House of Early American Rooms.
Bed hanging from set published: p.39
[Other] Research for Printed Textiles completed by Linda Eaton.
Block Prints: Blue Resist: Information on dating the obverse textile and possible English origin.