Curtain Rings

Project details

  • Date

     February 7, 2015

  • Task

     Study Collection

  • Category

     Households

  • Object number – Various
  • Material – Copper Alloy
  • Place of Origin – Likely England
  • Date – Early 17th century
  • Context – Plowzone
  • Location – Vault
  • Category – Household

Beds were very expensive, and only a gentleman would have ranked a bedstead at Jamestown. Brass rings held curtains around such beds to protect the sleeper against drafts. Dozens of brass curtain rings have been excavated from the James Fort site.