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Coverlet

Description

Eagle corner blocks signed "DELHI. 1836." and below this reads, "CATHERINE. BEST"- probably for whom it was woven. Dark blue and white reversible weave. Border has paired birds facing across an abstract floral bouquet with willow tree between repeats of bird motif. Center has 3 rows of 3 1/2 repeats of stylized floral design which has 4 pairs of scrolled arms arranged in cross form. Woven in 2 parts and seamed at center.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1836
Inscriptions
DELHI. 1836 / CATHERINE. BEST
Location of origin
Delhi, NY
Associated Building
Original To Winslow Crocker House (Yarmouth Port, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
wool (textile)
Object type
Bedding
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
cotton (textile)
Coverlet
coverlets
wool (textile)
People and organizations
Thacher, Mary
Dimensions
76 1/4 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1999.312
Credit Line
Estate of Guido Perera
GUSN
254623

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