Patchwork cushion cover fragment

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1775-1850

GUSN

GUSN-9253

Description

Nine, 5" square blocks sewn to brown paper back folded over to frame blocks. Blocks pieced from assorted silk, satin, velvet, brocade, damask. Paper labels sewn to several pieces identifying origins and owner of material.

Details

Descriptive Terms

cushions
covers (overlying objects)
brocade (textile)
damask
satin
silk (textile)
velvet (fabric weave)
piecing
stitching
paper (fiber product)
Cover, Cushion

Inscription

"Madam Amory Wedding Dress"/"Mrs. Samuel Appleton's Curtains"/"Mrs. Samuel Bradlee"/"Madam Cunningham"/"Mrs. Thomas Dennie's Wedding Dress"/"Mrs. S.P. Gardnier"/"Wedding Dress Mrs. E. Goodwin 1784"/"Madam Hayward's Wedding Dress"/"Madam Hancock's Wedding Dress"/"Mrs. Joseph Head's Wedding Dress"/"Mrs. Coffin Jones"/"Mrs. Frances A. Lowell"/"Mrs. Mansfield's Wedding Dress"/"Mrs. David Sawyer's Wedding Dress"/"Mrs. Tasker Swett"/"Madam Scott's Wedding Dress"/"Mrs. Joseph Tilden's Curtains"/"Madam Turell"/"Madam Washington 1775" (Ink on paper sewn to face of cushion)

Associated Person

Washington, Martha, 1732-1802
Hancock, Dorothy Quincy, 1747

Additional Identification Number

1920.425 X

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

17 3/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew

Accession Number

1920.425