Coverlet

French (Huguenot)
17th century


Dimensions

284.5 x 212.6 cm (112 x 83 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.12

Medium or Technique

Cotton

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground and the design are both of white cotton. The design is woven with a pile like velvet. Around the sides is a deep border. The main field is covered with undulating vines and conventional, symmetrical forms. In the middle is a lozenge bearing a crowned animal, two birds and a flower. Made in three breadths and sewed together. Lined with heavy white cotton. Much discolored with age.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert C. Winthrop