Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Embroidered whitework coverlet

Maker:
Catharine Woolsey (born 1775)
Date:
1822
Geography:
Made in Dutchess County, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Cotton embroidered with cotton thread
Dimensions:
Including fringe: 96 1/2 x 85 1/4 in. (245.1 x 216.5 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.125
Not on view
This whitework coverlet is made of two panels of ribbed cotton that are seamed at the center. It is embroidered with heavy white cotton thread in stem, back, and running stitches, French knots, and tufting. The central ground is embroidered with equally spaced flowers and floral sprigs, and there is a swag-and-tassel border. The piece is fringed on three sides.
Inscription: embroidered at top: Nov 21th 1822 " hand / Catharine Woolseys
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