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Bedspread

1991.1324 (RS24619)

Description

Rectangular form with cut flower corners, white linen ground embroidered with white cotton yarn or candlewicked with a central oval reserve with a basket of flowers (or weeping willow). Enclosed by a ring of stars, palmettes and a diamond border. Three sides with deep linen flounce.

Details

Maker
Hobbs, Olive Curtis (Maker)
Date
1835-1845
Inscriptions
In the center in an embroidered 'candlewick' are the initials, 'O.H.'
Location of origin
Ipswich, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
candlewicking (embroidering)
cotton (textile)
linen (material)
Object type
Bedding
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
BEDSPREAD
bedspreads
Candlewicked
candlewicking (embroidering)
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Floral
floral patterns
Linen
linen (material)
Dimensions
83 x 68.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1324
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2863

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