Coverlet

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1836

GUSN

GUSN-254623

Description

Eagle corner blocks signed "DELHI. 1836." and below this reads, "CATHERINE. BEST"- probably for whom it was woven. Dark blue and white reversible weave. Border has paired birds facing across an abstract floral bouquet with willow tree between repeats of bird motif. Center has 3 rows of 3 1/2 repeats of stylized floral design which has 4 pairs of scrolled arms arranged in cross form. Woven in 2 parts and seamed at center.

Details

Descriptive Terms

coverlets
wool (textile)
cotton (textile)
Coverlet

Inscription

DELHI. 1836 / CATHERINE. BEST

Associated Person

Thacher, Mary

Associated Building

Original To Winslow Crocker House (Yarmouth Port, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

107.1981

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Delhi, NY

Dimensions

76 1/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Guido Perera

Accession Number

1999.312

Places

New York state (United States)