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Bedspread

1965.162 (RS269384)

Description

White; rounded bottom corners; additional wefts provide ribbed texture. Candlewicking designs: central star motif surrounded by sprigged border with potted plants and heart clusters and stars outside; lattice border. Additional double trellis-like zig-zag border; stars and potted plants within; double knotted lines; dots between as edge border.

Details

Maker
Ely, Mary (Maker)
Date
ca. 1813
Inscriptions
Candlewicking at top center: 1813/Mary Ely
Location of origin
Old Lyme, CT, USA
Material
candlewicking (embroidering)
cotton (textile)
piecing
stitching
whitework
Object type
Bedding
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
BEDSPREAD
bedspreads
Candlewicked
candlewicking (embroidering)
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Floral
floral patterns
Hand Stitched
Heart
hearts (motifs)
Pieced
piecing
Star
stars
stitching
whitework
Whitework
Dimensions
91 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1965.162
GUSN
9975
Reference Notes
Weissman & Lavitt. Labors of Love. [No Publisher].

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