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.
Batchelder, Lydia (Maker)
previously cataloged as 1806. See curator's notes for details
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.).
- Object type
Deerfield (Franklin county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
- Descriptive terms
- 108 (W) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little