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Coverlet

1991.297 (RS24648)

Description

"Linsey-woolsey" coverlet/bedspread of suared form with bottom corners cut out; comprised on three panels, quilted with diamond blocks set in diagonal rows, each containing floral, palmetic and feather-quilted motif set against group of quilted parallel diagonal lines, scalloped feather pattern where sides drop; deep blue linen and wool on front side, backed with ochre-yellow linen and wool; hemmed edges, with top and corner edges edged with braiding.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1810
Inscriptions
NFL's hand-written tag: ""Dark blue / linsey woolsey"".
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
linen (material)
quilting
wool (textile)
Object type
Bedding
Descriptive terms
BEDSPREAD
coverlets
Linen
linen (material)
Quilted
quilting
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
91.5 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.297
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2289

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