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Valence, c. 1700-1800. Long, narrow, quilted and embroidered textile, possibly originally part of a bed valence. Embroidery is worked on a twill woven fabric (wool?), and features trees, stream, peacocks, frog, butterflies, and a dog chasing a deer (?). It is lined with linen with a wool interlining, and there is a strip of black velcro attached to top edge - presumably for display purposes.

  • Measurements

  • Length

    1.7 metres

  • Height

    0.36 metres

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust