Bedspread

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1835-1845

GUSN

GUSN-2863

Description

Rectangular form with cut flower corners, white linen ground embroidered with white cotton yarn or candlewicked with a central oval reserve with a basket of flowers (or weeping willow). Enclosed by a ring of stars, palmettes and a diamond border. Three sides with deep linen flounce.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bedspreads
candlewicking (embroidering)
cotton (textile)
linen (material)
floral patterns
Linen
Cotton
Candlewicked
Floral
BEDSPREAD

Inscription

In the center in an embroidered 'candlewick' are the initials, 'O.H.'

Associated Building

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

Maker

Hobbs, Olive Curtis (Maker)

Location of Origin

Ipswich, MA, USA

Dimensions

83 x 68.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1324

Places

Massachusetts (United States)