Bed cover

American (English textile)
late 18th to early 19th century

Place of Manufacture: England (textile); Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 276.4 x 255.8 cm (108 13/16 x 100 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Plate-printed cotton plain weave

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Four panels of red printed fabric sewn together; red floral trails pattern with large exotic flowers and cross-hatched stems, thicker vine with beaded center and flower baskets; blue threads in selvages. Ivory ground, copper plate printed in dark, neutral red, design of interlacing serpentines, 1 of small, 3-pointed leaves, the other a slender stem bearing large flowers and fruit of several kinds; flower-filled basket over leaf serpentine alternately left and right. Glazed. A small number of small stains.


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