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Bedcover (Mexico), 18th century

This is a Bedcover. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is cotton foundation, wool, silk, metal-wrapped silk, sequins, glass beads and metal coils and its technique is embroidery in stem, satin and chain stitches on 1\2 twill. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Elinor Merrell. It is credited Bequest of Elinor Merrell.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 257 x 193 cm (8 ft. 5 3/16 in. x 6 ft. 4 in.)

It has the following markings

Label sewn to back of lower right corner on which is written in faded ink, "Drawing Room Portiere Side Door".

Cite this object as

Bedcover (Mexico), 18th century; cotton foundation, wool, silk, metal-wrapped silk, sequins, glass beads and metal coils; H x W: 257 x 193 cm (8 ft. 5 3/16 in. x 6 ft. 4 in.); Bequest of Elinor Merrell; 1995-50-341

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