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Object Name: Valance

Object ID: 1958.090.15

Creator: Monmouth, Sarah E. (1829-1887)

Place of Origin: Canterbury, NH

Date: 1871-1879

Description: Valance. Made by Sarah E. Monmouth (1829-1887), at the "Worsted Church", Canterbury, NH; 1871-1879. Groupings of wallpaper cutouts adhered to twill-woven ecru colored cotton flannel canvas. Bottom edge has 19" scalloped border of yellow, orange, and gold paper with tasseled lambrequin pattern, above 17" design of flowering baskets surrounded by individually cut and scattered flowers and leaves of violet, beige, white, yellow, orange, green, and brown; top edge 2" of no design. Top right corner has pinked edge. Cut left edge. Top edge: selvedge, three areas of loss, two areas of pin-sized punctures on top right and left corners.

Material: Textile

Dimensions: W-29.5 L-96.5 inches

Provenance: Objects related to author, artist, and lay preacher Sarah Elizabeth (Harper) Monmouth (1829-1887) during her life at the "Worsted Church," Canterbury, NH. The objects were collected by Alida May (Cogswell) True Dickerman Hodges (1873-1940), who became interested in the history and preservation of the church and whose grandfather, Abel Cogswell (1794-1868) was a founder and elder of the church. The collection was preserved and donated by her daughter Doris (True) Davis (1901-1991).

Credit Line: Gift of Doris True Davis

People: Monmouth, Sarah E. (1829-1887), Hodges, Alida T. (1873-1940), Davis, Doris T. (1901-1991)

Subjects: Sewing, Bedspreads, Textiles, Weaving, Wallpaper, Cotton, Churches, Flowers, Adhesives, Folk Art, Textile art, Textiles, Handwork, Handicraft, Religion, Religious art objects, Religious communities, Religious buildings

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