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Mosaic pieced bed cover (or wall hanging) formed from thousands of printed cotton hexagons arranged in a composition of a large double-handled urn in a yellow ground as the center field, surrounded by a blue/brown outer border bearing the inscription: "Robert Streeten" on top-bottom and 1803 on...

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Provenance

Found in house in Cazenovia, New York; purchased from a private collector, Cazenovia, New York, by Cora Ginsburg LLC; 2011, sold by Cora Ginsburg LLC, New York, to the MFA (Accession date: March 28, 2012)

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund, Adrienne Iselin Gilbert Memorial Fund and Susan Cornelia Warren Fund

Wall hanging or bed cover

American, about 1820

Object Place

possibly New York, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 203.2 x 203.2 cm (80 x 80 in.)

Accession Number

2012.89

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton plain weave, pieced

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles