Bedspread

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1813

GUSN

GUSN-9975

Description

White; rounded bottom corners; additional wefts provide ribbed texture. Candlewicking designs: central star motif surrounded by sprigged border with potted plants and heart clusters and stars outside; lattice border. Additional double trellis-like zig-zag border; stars and potted plants within; double knotted lines; dots between as edge border.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bedspreads
candlewicking (embroidering)
cotton (textile)
stitching
piecing
whitework
floral patterns
hearts (motifs)
stars
Cotton
Pieced
Whitework
Candlewicked
Hand Stitched
Floral
Star
Heart
BEDSPREAD

Inscription

Candlewicking at top center: 1813/Mary Ely

Maker

Ely, Mary (Maker)

Location of Origin

Old Lyme, CT, USA

Dimensions

91 (W) (inches)

Accession Number

1965.162

Reference Notes

Weissman & Lavitt. Labors of Love. [No Publisher].

Places

Connecticut (United States)