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Figured and Fancy Coverlet

ArtistSamuel Butterfield (American, born England, 1792–unknown)


Dimensions85 x 71 in

MediumWool and cotton

ClassificationTextiles and Fiber

Credit Line1918.52; Gift of Mrs. Emma B. Hodge

Cost to Adopt

Everyday use of this textile caused wear and staining. Damage from insects and fluctuating environmental conditions during its lifetime as a household object have contributed to the degradation of the fragile wool and cotton yarns. The coverlet needs to be cleaned and holes and areas of loss of the weave structure stabilized with dyed support fabric and stitching methods.