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Collection The Textiles Collection: University for the Creative Arts at Farnham
Date late 18th C or early 19th C
Date Accessioned 1988
Artefact/Item Textile
Function Bed valence
General Description French bed valence for rich peasannt house - note the silk binding is original Block printed black red, and blue pencilled in, with blue silk binding. A curvy vertical band with leaves and large flowers intertwining. Lined with linen or hemp.
Cultural Context France probably Rouen (see query about Nantes on attached label)
Id Number Current Accession 8093
Subject bed valence
Material Linen warp & cotton weft, Silk binding
Visual Information Floral pattern
Current Ownership University College for the Creative Arts at Farnham
History Of Ownership Barron and Larcher collection
Rights Managed by The Textiles Collection at the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham.
Source Given by Robin and Heather Tanner Chippenham Wilts
Technique Block printed 2 wooden blocks with metal pins
Weave Plain weave



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