Bureau Scarf

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1825-1835

GUSN

GUSN-11540

Description

Almost square in form, hand-woven white linen in a "birds-eye" pattern with two hand-hemmed ends.

Details

Descriptive Terms

scarves (furniture coverings)
linen (material)
weaving
Linen
Woven
SCARF, BUREAU

Inscription

An inscribed attached note reads: This was made in 1830 by/Deborah Young Perkins from/flax raised on the farm by/her husband, Asa Perkins./ Every bit of the work, even the/ thread was done by her hands.

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Perkins, Deborah Young (Maker)

Location of Origin

USA

Dimensions

18.5 x 18.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1738