Woven coverlet: cream colored chenille

Object Number: 
1942.112
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 104 1/2 x 93 x 1/4 in. ( 265.4 x 236.2 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
pile: at lower left: "A 12"
Description: 
Loom-woven counterpane with white-on-white "candlewick" design; eight-pointed star in cruciform frame at center surrounded by a series of rectangular frames decorated with zigzag patterning and stylized floral elements.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this counterpane is from the dower chest of Deborah Holmes, wife of John S. Holmes of Holmdel, New Jersey. The number 12 woven at one edge is an indicator of its width, in units of 9 inches.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John T. Hopping and Mr. Jay W. Hopping
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group