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Coverlet

American (New York)
1842
Woven by James Cunningham (American, born in Scotland, about 1795–after 1865 American (born in Scotland))


Object Place, N. Hartford, New York, United States

Dimensions

Length x width: 228.6 x 177.8 cm (90 x 70 in.)

Accession Number

2010.707

Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton; plain weave double cloth

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Off-white and coral-red woven coverlet with design of central medallion surrounded by stylized tulip motifs, quatrefoils, stars, eagles, and George Washington on horseback at each corner. "Washington" and "Under this we prosper" woven along the top and bottom edge with "1842," "United/ we/ stand/divided/ we/fall," and "J. Cunningham/Weaver. N. Hartford/Oneida. Co. N. York" woven in each corner.

Provenance

Before 2004, Ruth S. and Philip Phillips, MA; September 2004, by inheritance to their daughter, Sayre P. Sheldon, Cambridge, MA; gift of Sheldon to the MFA (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Sayre P. Sheldon