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Coverlet

1991.296 (RS19283)

Description

Bedspread/coverlet of nearly square form, comprised of four panels, quilted with centeral tulip over heart embroidered with initials and date "LB 1803" enclosed by scrolled feathering, palmettes, floral sprigs, corner leaves, and three-sided half-feather pattern border with hearts in each corner; ground with diagonal line pattern; of navy-blue glazed linen and wool (also known as "linsey-woolsey"); reverse/backed with olive-green wool. (Glaze generally consisted of egg white and water.) Hemmed edges.

Details

Maker
Batchelder, Lydia (Maker)
Date
1803
previously cataloged as 1806. See curator's notes for details
Inscriptions
Typed NFL tag pinned to reverse (now in file): ""This lindsey-woolsey was made by / LYDIA BATCHELDER who lived in Deerfield. It / was made at the time of her marriage. 1803. / on center heart L.B. 1803""
Location of origin
Deerfield, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
floral patterns
glazing (coating)
linen (material)
quilting
wool (textile)
Object type
Bedding
Places
Deerfield (Franklin county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Coverlet
coverlets
floral patterns
glazing (coating)
Heart
hearts (motifs)
Linen
linen (material)
Quilted
quilting
Tulip
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
108 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.296
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2288

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