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  • Place of origin:

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

  • Date:

    1730-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • 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:


  • 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)


1730-1770 (made)



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


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


Silk (textile)


Damask; Braided; Applied; Lined

Subjects depicted



Textiles; Interiors


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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