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Pinkish-red silk whole cloth bedcover with central medallion and geometric patterned quilting. Pinkish-red silk plain weave lining. Belonged to Increase Sumner; said to have been used by him upon taking oath of office for governor for third time, Dudley Street, Roxbury, 1799. Whole cloth quilt.

Provenance

Said to have belonged to Increase Sumner (1746-1799), Governor of Massachusetts from 1797 until his death in 1799; Inherited by his great-granddaughter Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

Probably English, about 1799

Object Place

Probably England

Dimensions

312.7 x 273.5 cm (123 1/8 x 107 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.886

Medium or Technique

Silk satin, backed with silk plain weave, filled with wool and quilted

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles