Coverlet: cream colored chenille floral design

Coverlet: cream colored chenille floral design
Title
Coverlet: cream colored chenille floral design
Date 
1800-1830
Medium 
Cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 118 x 110 3/4 x 1/4 in. ( 299.7 x 281.3 x 0.6 cm )
Description 
Loom-woven counterpane with white-on-white "candlewick" design; large eight-pointed star at center surrounded by a series of three rectangular frames decorated with swags with tassels and stylized floral elements.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Lucille de Luze Foley
Object Number 
1941.682
Marks 
pile: on lower edge: "A SF 14"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this coverlet once belonged to the Schuyler family and was probably used on the Lafayette bed (N-YHS Collection). The number 14 woven at the lower edge refers to its width, in units of 9 inches.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group