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Off-white and coral-red woven coverlet with design of central medallion surrounded by stylized tulip motifs, quatrefoils, stars, eagles, and George Washington on horseback at each corner. "Washington" and "Under this we prosper" woven along the top and bottom edge with "1842," "United/ we/...

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Provenance

Before 2004, Ruth S. and Philip Phillips, MA; September 2004, by inheritance to their daughter, Sayre P. Sheldon, Cambridge, MA; gift of Sheldon to the MFA (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Sayre P. Sheldon

American (New York), 1842

Object Place

N. Hartford, New York, United States

Dimensions

Length x width: 228.6 x 177.8 cm (90 x 70 in.)

Accession Number

2010.707

Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton; plain weave double cloth

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles