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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
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.