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Bedspread/coverlet of nearly square form, comprised of four panels, quilted with centeral tulip over heart embroidered with initials and date "LB 1803" enclosed by scrolled feathering, palmettes, floral sprigs, corner leaves, and three-sided half-feather pattern border with hearts in each corner; ground with diagonal line pattern; of navy-blue glazed linen and wool (also known as "linsey-woolsey"); reverse/backed with olive-green wool. (Glaze generally consisted of egg white and water.) Hemmed edges.
Typed NFL tag pinned to reverse (now in file): ""This lindsey-woolsey was made by / LYDIA BATCHELDER who lived in Deerfield. It / was made at the time of her marriage. 1803. / on center heart L.B. 1803""
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Batchelder, Lydia (Maker)
Deerfield, MA, USA
108 (W) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
1803 (previously cataloged as 1806. See curator's notes for details)
Massachusetts (United States)
Deerfield (Franklin county, Massachusetts)