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Embroidered coverlet

Maker:
Ruth Culver Coleman (died 1801)
Date:
ca. 1760–75
Geography:
Possibly made in Suffolk County, Sag Harbor, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Linen and wool, embroidered
Dimensions:
80 3/4 x 95 5/8 in. (205.1 x 242.9 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Sansbury-Mills Fund, 1961
Accession Number:
61.48.1
Not on view
The coverlet is composed of three undyed linen panels seamed together, each approximately thirty-two inches wide. It is embroidered with wool in economy, stem, chain, and darning stitches. The wide floral border is embroidered in shades of blue; the central floral and fruit motifs are in shades of pink, brown, gold, lavender, and blue. The top edge of the coverlet seems to have been cut off.
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