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Bedcover

A work made of wool, plain weave, glazed (calimanco); quilted with silk thread.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of wool, plain weave, glazed (calimanco); quilted with silk thread.

Date:

1778

Artist:

Made for the wedding chest of Eliza Ann Hunnewell
United States, Massachusetts, Newton

About this artwork

The history of this bedcover indicates that it was made in 1778 for the dowry chest of Eliza Ann Hunnewell. Bedcovers, the majority of which were quilted or pieced, represent a significant part of a girl’s dowry or hope chest. The chest would include multiple bedcovers, often with one particularly ornate and finely executed example, made for or by a young woman of marriageable age.

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Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Bedcover

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1778

Medium

Wool, plain weave, glazed (calimanco); quilted with silk thread

Dimensions

244.2 × 228.6 cm (96 1/8 × 90 in.)

Credit Line

Grace R. Smith Textile Endowment

Reference Number

1987.148

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