Bedspread

American or English
First half 19th century


Object Place: U.S.A. or England

Dimensions

223.5 x 197.8 cm (88 x 77 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

56.1197

Medium or Technique

Looped woven cotton

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White cotton warp and weft with heavier cotton wefts used for body and, where required, for looped pattern. Large eight-pointed star in center surrounded by conventionalized tulips and star-shaped flowers. Around this, a wide border composed of eight-armed units made of conventionalized tulips and trees. Several rectilinear borders beyond this decorated with conventionalized roses and eight-pointed stars, diamonds and crosses. Edged with white cotton tape. Worn and darned. Cotton browned. Three brown stains.

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Charlotte Hazen