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Bed hanging

Description

Part of a set of bed hangings made for the Sayward-Wheeler House. Blue and white check edged with figured wool tape. The set consists of shaped valances, curtains with twill tape loops, a bed cover and a head cloth.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1771
date given by Jonathan Sayward in his diary as purchase of "a piece of check" in Kittery, ME.
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
textiles
Object type
Bedding
Descriptive terms
Bedspread
bedspreads
textiles
Unidentified Textile
Accession Number
1977.508.4
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
49499

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