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Valance

Valance

  • Place of origin:

    France (possibly, made)
    Italy (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1730-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk damask edged with woven silk braid and fringe, and applied and lined with silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Cora Ginsburg

  • Museum number:

    T.150-1987

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Silk damask valance in green with a pattern of large stylised leaves. Edged with a narrow cream silk woven braid at the top, with a short fringe, and at the bottom is a long fringe (4 inches). Applied wide cream silk ribbon with diamond shapes forms a pattern following contours of scallops with swirling curves. Lining of cream silk. Label attached with 'J. H. INC.'.

Place of Origin

France (possibly, made)
Italy (possibly, made)

Date

1730-1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk damask edged with woven silk braid and fringe, and applied and lined with silk

Marks and inscriptions

'J. H. INC.'
On attached label

Dimensions

Length: 64.25 in top, Length: 162.5 cm top, Length: 65 in bottom, Length: 165 cm bottom, Width: 22 in maximum, including fringe, Width: 56 cm maximum, including fringe, Length: 4 in fringe, Length: 10 cm fringe

Object history note

Registered File number 1987/1043.

Descriptive line

Silk damask valance, possibly made in France or Italy, 1730-1770

Materials

Silk (textile)

Techniques

Damask; Braided; Applied; Lined

Subjects depicted

Leaves

Categories

Textiles; Interiors

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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