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Three silk valences
Description: 

Three valences of red and white silk damasks, each with a different design, and the feel of European style "turkey-work", scalloped lower edge, with lining and interlining and one remaining fragment of passementerie (1/3)

Place of fabrication: 
Italy?
Date Period: 
17th or 18th century
Materials: 
Silk; linen (interlining)
Technique: 
Weaving (damask); sewing
Dimensions: 
62 x 220 (1/3), 36 x 174 (2/3 and 3/3)
Condition: 
Fair: 1/3 most worn, but with original lining still present; 2/3 lined partly with newer material; 3/3 without lining
Notes: 
None
Provenance: 
By purchase