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Collection Online as of June 20, 2024

Border with Peacock Motif

Border with Peacock Motif

18th-19th century
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Handmade lace for marriage dowries was produced in large quantities in Russia during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


This valance, a decorative drapery made for attachment at the frame of the bed, was a typical object from the dowry of a bride in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Russia. The valance, which shows a magnificent peacock flanked by temples or shrines, would have been made for the wedding night of a newlywed couple.
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