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Valance

mid 16th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Valance of embroidered red velvet with gold arabesques.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
SIlk velvet embroidered with metal thread, and applique
Brief description
Red velvet embroidered with metal thread and cloth of gold, couched work and applique with padding, England, mid 16th century
Physical description
Valance of embroidered red velvet with gold arabesques.
Dimensions
  • Height: 51cm
  • Width: 142cm
Object history
Purchased.
Historical context
One of four valances probably from a set of bed hangings
Associated objects
Bibliographic reference
King, Donald, ed. British Textile Design in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Gakken: Tokyo, 1980, Vol. I, col. pl. 17.
Collection
Accession number
4513-1858

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Record createdAugust 19, 2005
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