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counterpane
  • United States
  • counterpane, 1816
  • Where object was made: United States
  • embroidering
  • Gift of Mrs. W. H. Sears
  • Not on display
  • 1931.0002
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Description

A coarse homespun with candlewick tufting and embroidery. Octagonal form in center surrounded by a sewn on cord and embroidered grape motif. Border of festoons with bow-knots and tassels, zigzag around edge. Belonged to Elizabeth Holmes, grandmother of Mrs. Sears.