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1976

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2019

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Bedcover (USA), 1805–15

This is a Bedcover. It was made by Olive Stafford. It is dated 1805–15 and we acquired it in 1976. Its medium is linen warp, cotton weft and its technique is 1/2 twill embroidered with the following stitches – satin, stem, daisey, herringbone, overcast loops, and french knots; cotton fringe of two-strand countered twining (two sets) with long weft loops on one side. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 234.5 x 238.5 cm (7 ft. 8 5/16 in. x 7 ft. 9 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Bedcover (USA), 1805–15; Made by Olive Stafford (American, b. 1795); linen warp, cotton weft; H x W: 234.5 x 238.5 cm (7 ft. 8 5/16 in. x 7 ft. 9 7/8 in.); 1976-91-1

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18491539/ |title=Bedcover (USA), 1805–15 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=18 February 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>