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Bed Tick

Description

An oblong form comprised of three linen panels with an opened seam at the back for stuffing. It is all hand-sewn and of natural linen color.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1820
Inscriptions
Typed and inscribed on a paper label, pinned to the corner is: (typed) Bed Tick to be filled with straw as a mattress, (ink) 1943 - Lyman Hapgood house/Gloucester- Auction 1943.
Associated Building
Used At Lyman S. Hapgood House. Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
linen (material)
weaving
Object type
Bedding
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
COVER, MATTRESS
Linen
linen (material)
ticks (coverings)
weaving
Woven
Dimensions
77 x 50 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1727
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11526

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