Coverlet

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1800-1810

GUSN

GUSN-2289

Description

"Linsey-woolsey" coverlet/bedspread of suared form with bottom corners cut out; comprised on three panels, quilted with diamond blocks set in diagonal rows, each containing floral, palmetic and feather-quilted motif set against group of quilted parallel diagonal lines, scalloped feather pattern where sides drop; deep blue linen and wool on front side, backed with ochre-yellow linen and wool; hemmed edges, with top and corner edges edged with braiding.

Details

Descriptive Terms

coverlets
linen (material)
quilting
wool (textile)
Linen
Wool
Quilted
BEDSPREAD

Inscription

NFL's hand-written tag: ""Dark blue / linsey woolsey"".

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

91.5 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.297