Blanket

Rose blanket

English, used in America
around 1815


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: Whitney, Oxfordshire, England

Dimensions

229.5 x 199 cm (90 3/8 x 78 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

45.609

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with wool embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White blanket with a black, red, pink, and yellow compass rose motif embroidered in each corner (in cross and satin stitches); thin black woven stripe and red cross stitching along each end; black “CR/N3” backstitched in upper left corner (Caira Robbins of East Lexington, Massachusetts [April 12, 1794 to June 12, 1881])

Inscription

"CR/N3" back stitched in black wool in upper left corner

Provenance

Initials embroidered by Caira Robbins (April 12, 1794 to June 12, 1881); Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout