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Not currently on display at the V&A


mid 16th century (made)
Place of origin

Valance of embroidered red velvet with gold arabesques.

Object details
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.
  • Height: 51cm
  • Width: 142cm
Object history
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.
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Record createdAugust 19, 2005
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