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Patchwork cushion cover fragment

1920.425 (RS32343)

Description

Nine, 5" square blocks sewn to brown paper back folded over to frame blocks. Blocks pieced from assorted silk, satin, velvet, brocade, damask. Paper labels sewn to several pieces identifying origins and owner of material.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1775-1850
Inscriptions
"Madam Amory Wedding Dress"/"Mrs. Samuel Appleton's Curtains"/"Mrs. Samuel Bradlee"/"Madam Cunningham"/"Mrs. Thomas Dennie's Wedding Dress"/"Mrs. S.P. Gardnier"/"Wedding Dress Mrs. E. Goodwin 1784"/"Madam Hayward's Wedding Dress"/"Madam Hancock's Wedding Dress"/"Mrs. Joseph Head's Wedding Dress"/"Mrs. Coffin Jones"/"Mrs. Frances A. Lowell"/"Mrs. Mansfield's Wedding Dress"/"Mrs. David Sawyer's Wedding Dress"/"Mrs. Tasker Swett"/"Madam Scott's Wedding Dress"/"Mrs. Joseph Tilden's Curtains"/"Madam Turell"/"Madam Washington 1775" (Ink on paper sewn to face of cushion)
Material
brocade (textile)
damask
paper (fiber product)
piecing
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
brocade (textile)
Cover, Cushion
covers (overlying objects)
cushions
damask
paper (fiber product)
piecing
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
velvet (fabric weave)
People and organizations
Hancock, Dorothy Quincy, 1747
Washington, Martha, 1732-1802
Dimensions
17 3/4 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1920.425
Credit Line
Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew
GUSN
9253

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