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Valance
Valance
Date:
ca. 16th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Linen; Filet Lace, Knotted Netting, Embroidery, And Bobbin Lace
Dimensions:
50.8 x 304.8 cm (20 x 120 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1982.14.7
Acquisition Date:
1982-03-03
Credit Line:

Gift of Mrs. Alan Fleishhacker through The Fine Arts Museums Foundation

Exhibition History:

From the Exotic to the Mystical: Textile Treasures from the Permanent Collection, deY, 5/4 - 8/4/2013

Filet or knotted net ground in blue with linen stitch embroidery worked in natural linen threads. Plaited lace border on three sides. Human figures(man in chains) and yoked creatures. Original binder entry dates this to the 17th century, but the inventory calls it 'style of' and Italian. Repairs to the net ground.