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A Valance, In the French Style

Just when you think you’ve found the perfect valance, another one comes along:


This one’s from France, early 18th century “linen plain weave with silk and wool embroidery in half-cross and cross stitches”. That blue would work very nicely with the walls of my sewing room. It’s actually a bed valance, but just the same . . .

You can see this, and a few other items of interest, in a very small room off a main gallery on the second floor of the Philadelphia Art Museum.

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