Deaccessioned December 19, 2013

Blue and white woven coverlet

American
first half of 19th century


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

254 x 223.52 cm (100 x 88 in.)

Accession Number

33.694

Medium or Technique

Wool

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

In geometric design “Queen’s Garden Pattern.” Squares “spun and woven by my said great-grandmother, Betsy Howes Smith”…the wool from their sheep, the flax grown by her husband, Thomas… See will of Kate A. Gould.

Provenance

19th century, Thomas Smith (b. 1796 - d. 1861) and Betsey Howes Smith (b. 1797), Chatham, MA; probably by descent to Kate Augustina Gould (b. 1871 - d. 1930), Chatham; 1933, bequeathed by Kate A. Gould to the MFA for use in the Chatham Historical Society (Accession date: July 20, 1933); December 19, 2013, deaccessioned by the MFA for transfer to the Chatham Historical Society.

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Kate A. Gould