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Chair seat cover fragment

Description

Rectangular; green worsted; impressed design of meandering lines, flowers and butterflies. Nail holes along edges.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1775
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Used At Sayward House. Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
cloth
hand weaving
impressing
wool (textile)
Object type
Household Accessory
Places
Maine (United States)
Descriptive terms
butterflies
Butterfly
chairs (furniture forms)
cloth
COVER, CHAIR SEAT
covers (overlying objects)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Floral
floral patterns
hand weaving
Harateen
Impressed
impressing
Wool
wool (textile)
Woven
Dimensions
22 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.264A
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
49474
Reference Notes
Jobe, Brock and Myrna Kaye. New England Furniture: The Colonial Era. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984.

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