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Stenciled and Stamp Decorated Woven Cotton Bedspread

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288
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2267
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 20, 2005 11:00AM

Description:

Stenciled and Stamp Decorated Woven Cotton Bedspread, America, early 19th century, three-piece spread, central field composed of rows of sunburst and floral motifs surrounded by grapevine and weeping willow borders in shades of red, green, blue, orange, and brown on a creamy white ground, (minor toning and scattered light stains), 92 x 82 in.

Provenance: Deaccessioned from the Pennsylvania Quilt and Textile Museum, Lititz, Pennsylvania.

Note: A handwritten note accompanying the spread reads: "This Homespun hand painted spread property of Josephine Kerr. Brought from New Jersey in 1811 by great great Grandmother Walters to her daughter - Mary Walters Emery, who came with her husband Judge John Emery to Loveland O. in 1811- The trip from New Jersey to Ohio was made overland by carriage. Mrs. Emery was Mrs. Kerr's Great Grandmother."
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Keywords

Josephine Kerr, Lititz, Textile Museum, Pennsylvania, Mary Walters Emery, husband Judge , husband Judge, Ohio, John Emery, Kerr, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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