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Appliquéd and Embroidered Pictorial Bedcover
Artist unidentified

Location: Possibly New York State, United States

Date: 1825–1845

Materials: Wool, silk, cotton, and beads with silk and cotton embroidery

Dimensions: 91 × 80 1/2"

Credit: Gift of Ralph Esmerian

Accession Number: 1991.27.1

Photo credit: Gavin Ashworth

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Description

This early example of a “show” bedcover is not quilted but features extensive appliqué and embroidery. A fine wool was used for the body of the textile, while the use of silk was limited to the decorative designs, probably because of the relative scarcity and high price of this material at the time.

Elizabeth V. Warren, "Appliqued and Embroidered Pictorial Bedcover," exhibition label for QUILTS: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum. Elizabeth V. Warren, curator. New York: American Folk Art Museum, 2010.


Appliquéd and Embroidered Pictorial Bedcover
Date: 1825–1845
Artist:
Dimensions: 91 × 80 1/2"
Materials: Wool, silk, cotton, and beads with silk and cotton embroidery
Credit Line: Gift of Ralph Esmerian
Place/Region: United States
Description:
Accession Number: 1991.27.1
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