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Bedspreads and Bolster Cover

Description

Two bedspreads and a bolster cover in a printed glazed cotton fabric patterned with sprigs of flowers in red, blue, green and black on a coffee ground. 1991.1770.1 is comprised of three panels of fabric. The reverse has a tiny printed "T" pattern in ivory and white. Overall it is quilted in a scallop pattern. 1991.1770.2 is comprised of three panels of fabric each with bound edges (it might have been a bed hanging at some point). It is also quilted in a scallop pattern. The back has brown and white small printed patterns- "T" and floral. The bolster cover is rectangular in form, with self bound edges. The reverse has a "T" print and scallop quilting.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1845
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
glazing (coating)
piecing
printing (process)
quilting
Object type
Bedding
Descriptive terms
bedspreads
BEDSPREADS AND BOLSTER
bolsters (soft furnishings)
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Floral
floral patterns
glazing (coating)
Pieced
piecing
Printed
printing (process)
Quilted
quilting
Dimensions
76 x 65 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1770.1-3
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11572

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