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Bed Hanging (France)

This is a Bed hanging. It is dated 1730–70 and we acquired it in 1952. Its medium is silk, metal-wrapped silk-core yarns and its technique is embroidery in satin and couching stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Flight of Fancy: Luxe Prints & The Textiles They Inspire .

This object was donated by Anonymous. It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

  • Pair Of Frames
  • cast and gilt bronze.
  • Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.
  • 1910-30-11-a,b
  • Mirror
  • carved, gessoed and gilt wood, mirror glass, metal.
  • Gift of Unknown Donor.
  • n-a-5062

Its dimensions are

H x W: 381 x 102.2 cm (150 x 40 1/4 in.)

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Bed Hanging (France); silk, metal-wrapped silk-core yarns; H x W: 381 x 102.2 cm (150 x 40 1/4 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1952-166-46-a

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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