One of a pair of Petit Point and Embroidery Needlework Valances, French, possibly English, late 16th century. Each rectangular panel now mounted on a frame, depicting four religious scenes within borders, with flowers, fruit and leaves and oval cartouches of birds and mythological subjects. 

Height of larger 18 inches (45.7 cm), width 6 feet 7 1/2 inches (2.02 m).