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Piece of cotton

Rectangular piece; two smaller pieces joined to a third larger piece. Full loom width; both selvedges present. Vertical rows of massed flowers and leaves alternate with simple springs on an ecru ground. Two small fragments faded; otherwise condition good except for a few stains.


Tag found on chintz: "Hangings of Madam Hancock's given to me by Grandma Wales, June 10th, 1902." This was written by Mrs. William Quincy Wales, daughter-in-law of Mrs. William Wales, who was the niece of Madame Hancock.

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Quincy W. Wales

English, Late18th century

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Printed cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts