Bedspreads and Bolster Cover

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1820-1845

GUSN

GUSN-11572

Description

Two bedspreads and a bolster cover in a printed glazed cotton fabric patterned with sprigs of flowers in red, blue, green and black on a coffee ground. 1991.1770.1 is comprised of three panels of fabric. The reverse has a tiny printed "T" pattern in ivory and white. Overall it is quilted in a scallop pattern. 1991.1770.2 is comprised of three panels of fabric each with bound edges (it might have been a bed hanging at some point). It is also quilted in a scallop pattern. The back has brown and white small printed patterns- "T" and floral. The bolster cover is rectangular in form, with self bound edges. The reverse has a "T" print and scallop quilting.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bedspreads
bolsters (soft furnishings)
cotton (textile)
glazing (coating)
piecing
printing (process)
quilting
floral patterns
Cotton
Pieced
Quilted
Floral
Printed
BEDSPREADS AND BOLSTER

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Bedding

Dimensions

76 x 65 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1770.1-3