Fragments of a coverlet (one of seven)

first half of 18th century

Object Place: England


12 x 17 cm (4 3/4 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground: natural-colored linen quilted with backstitch in a diaper pattern. Design: detached motifs of flowers and birds, etc., in pseudo-Chinese style. Narrow running border of flowering vine. Worked with chainstitch in silks (greens, red, blue, blue green, brown, and yellow). According to the donor these are parts of a bedspread made in 1819 by ladies of the English Court and presented by them to Lady Averil Hazen (or Hayzen) upon the occasion of her marriage. From their style it seems more likely that the date should be 1719.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Wesley Maynard