Bed rug

1790–1800
Attributed to Eunice Williams Metcalf (American, born about 1775)


Object Place: Lebanon, Connecticut, United States

Dimensions

246.5 x 216.5 cm (97 1/16 x 85 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1980.447

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave embroidered with wool

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Bed rug with central motif of five flowers growing from oval cartouche containing tulips, surrounded by large scrolling vine with large roses, carnations, and tulips. Natural wool plain weave foundation embroidered in running stitch with cut pile in shades of brown, green, off-white on background of yellow.

Provenance

Probably made by Eunice Williams Metcalf (b. 1775) of Lebanon, Conn.; owned by Mary Josephine Hoyne Block, descendent of the maker; purchased from Cora Ginsburg by the museum

Credit Line

Susan Cornelia Warren Fund