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Bed cover

Bed cover

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    c.1797 (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss R E Asher Cohen

  • Museum number:

    T.37-1934

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Patchwork of painted and printed cottons and linens from the eighteenth century. The date '1797' is incribed at the centre in cross-stitch. The pattern is formed from equal sized (but non-rotational) hexagons radiating outward from a central point.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

c.1797 (made)

Marks and inscriptions

1797 inscribed on central hexagon
The patchwork is made up of a variety of printed and painted eighteenth century textiles, including two patches taken from what appear to be the same textile (red printed on white ground). One shows a female figure, and the other a man. Both are within oval frames. There are also numerous plants and flowers.

Production Note

The central hexagon is inscribed '1797' in cross-stitch

Materials

Cotton; Linen

Techniques

Patchwork

Subjects depicted

Plants; Woman; Man; Flowers

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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