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  • Elizabeth Holmes
    active: United States
  • counterpane, 1816
  • Where object was made: New Hampshire, United States
  • twill, weaving, embroidering
  • Gift of Mrs. W. H. Sears
  • Not on display
  • 1931.0003

Hand woven twill with uncut candle wicking and embroidery. Central motif-eagle and shield shaped urn. Lower corners sliced and shaped to fit bed. Below urn is embroidered, "Wrought by Betsey Holmes 1816." Hand knotted fringe with tuffs(sp?) and tassels. Made in New Hampshire.