Coverlet

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1803

GUSN

GUSN-2288

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

coverlets
glazing (coating)
linen (material)
quilting
floral patterns
wool (textile)
hearts (motifs)
floral patterns
Linen
Wool
Quilted
Tulip
Heart
Coverlet

Inscription

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""

Associated Building

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

Maker

Batchelder, Lydia (Maker)

Location of Origin

Deerfield, MA, USA

Dimensions

108 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.296

Date

1803 (previously cataloged as 1806. See curator's notes for details)

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Deerfield (Franklin county, Massachusetts)