Bedspread

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1828

GUSN

GUSN-9976

Description

T-shaped, cotton; additional weft threads give ribbed texture; plucked or tufted candlewicking designs created on ribbed wefts. Central rectangular block with sawtooth border surrounded by field of eight-point stars and row of pine trees. Wide band of diamonds; spot floral motifs within. Applied drawnwork border; fringe along sides and bottom.

Details

Descriptive Terms

counterpanes
candlewicking (embroidering)
cotton (textile)
drawn thread work
fringe
hand weaving
whitework
floral patterns
geometric patterns
stars
Cotton
Fringe
Woven
Candlewicked
Drawnwork
Whitework
Geometric
Star
Floral
BEDSPREAD

Inscription

Candlewicking at center: Hannah/Prescott of/Sanbornton/This/Counterpane/Was Woven/ October/1828

Maker

Prescott, Hannah (Maker)

Location of Origin

Sanbornton, NH, USA, (?)

Object Type

Bedding

Dimensions

93 (W) (inches)

Accession Number

1960.62

Reference Notes

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

Places

New Hampshire (United States)
Possibly