Pillow Sham

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1774-1799

GUSN

GUSN-3169

Description

Section of white work cotton pillow sham with wide and elaborate hand-knotted fringe. The raised cotton designs of a central cornicopia with a border of flowering vines. Padded with cotton wicking. An attached label reads: Tablecover/Deborah Keston/1774 .

Details

Descriptive Terms

pillow shams
cotton (textile)
fringe
quilting
thread
thread
Cotton
Fiddle Thread
Fringed
Quilted
SHAM, PILLOW

Inscription

Penned on a fabric label which is sewn into the front lower right is an inscription that reads: Table Cover/Deborah Keston/1774 .

Associated Building

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

Maker

Keston, Deborah (Maker)

Object Type

Bedding

Dimensions

29 x 56 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1396