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Set of valances

Set of valances

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900-1905 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Haslemere Peasant Industries (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidery, weave linen, satin, silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J W F Morton and Courtaulds Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    T.157 to C-1977

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Four embroidered upper valences of linen appliqué. Ground of mid-blue plain weave linen with a pattern of an angular meandering stem acorn (based upon historic meandering leafy stem borders) bearing leaves and nuts/fruits. Appliqué of plain weave linen in cream, mid-brown, green and grey, pale blue and dark blue satin stitched silks secure outlines. Lined with natural linen, a variety of fastening tapes are attached to the top edge. The ground is pieced in places and drawing of pattern is occasionally visible on the blue ground.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


ca. 1900-1905 (made)


Haslemere Peasant Industries (made)

Materials and Techniques

Embroidery, weave linen, satin, silk

Descriptive line

Set of four embroidered upper valances of linen appliqué, possibly made by Haslemere Peasant Industries, Great Britain, ca. 1900-1905.


Embroidery; Wall coverings; Textiles; Interiors


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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