Woven coverlet: cream colored chenille

Woven coverlet: cream colored chenille
Title
Woven coverlet: cream colored chenille
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 )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. John T. Hopping and Mr. Jay W. Hopping
Object Number 
1942.112
Marks 
pile: at lower left: "A 12"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group