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

Object Type

Bedding

Dimensions

91.5 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.297