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Pillow Sham

Description

Section of white work cotton pillow sham with wide and elaborate hand-knotted fringe. The raised cotton designs of a central cornicopia with a border of flowering vines. Padded with cotton wicking. An attached label reads: Tablecover/Deborah Keston/1774 .

Details

Maker
Keston, Deborah (Maker)
Date
1774-1799
Inscriptions
Penned on a fabric label which is sewn into the front lower right is an inscription that reads: Table Cover/Deborah Keston/1774 .
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
fringe
quilting
thread
Object type
Bedding
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Fiddle Thread
fringe
Fringed
pillow shams
Quilted
quilting
SHAM, PILLOW
thread
Dimensions
29 x 56 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1396
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3169

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