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Bed Cover

c.1797 (made)
Place Of Origin

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.


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Materials and Techniques
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.
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.)
Credit line
Given by Miss R E Asher Cohen
Production
The central hexagon is inscribed '1797' in cross-stitch
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
T.37-1934

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record createdAugust 4, 2008
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