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Embroidered coverlet

Object Number: 
1942.405b
Date: 
1812
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 100 x 96 x 1/2 in. ( 254 x 243.8 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered (candlewick): in center star: "PC / 1812"
Description: 
Whitework coverlet with embroidered candlewick design; eight-pointed star inside quatrefoil at center, surrounded by a series of rectangular frames decorated with zigzag patterning, floral vines, stars, swags, and small scallops; candlewick inscription at center; fringe on four sides.
Gallery Label: 
Phoebe Cotheal ("PC"), the original owner of this coverlet, was the great-grandmother of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group