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460: Stenciled Woven Cotton Bed Cover, New England, lat

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460: Stenciled Woven Cotton Bed Cover, New England, lat

Lot 0460 Details

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Stenciled Woven Cotton Bed Cover, New England, late 18th century, the bedcover with baskets of fruit and flowers, birds, and flowerheads stenciled in shades of green, ochre, blue, and red/orange on a natural woven cotton ground, the initials "AC" embroidered in cross-stitch at top center, (some discoloration), 78 x 66 in.

Provenance: This bed cover was previously sold at Skinner, Inc., on June 16, 1990, and according to a note once pinned to the spread it was "Made by Anna Cooper in the Year 1775 at Williamsport, Massachusetts. Cloth is handwoven by her and coloring is made of mineral and vegetable materials made by her as she refused to pay price and duty on the dyes and paint used and imported."
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460: Stenciled Woven Cotton Bed Cover, New England, lat

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000
Mar 07, 2010
Starting Price $1,500
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0460: 460: Stenciled Woven Cotton Bed Cover, New England, lat

Sold for $8,000
30 Bids
Est. $3,000 - $5,000Starting Price $1,500
American Furniture & Decorative Arts
Sun, Mar 07, 2010 10:00 AM
Buyer's Premium 22.5%

Lot 0460 Details

Description
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Stenciled Woven Cotton Bed Cover, New England, late 18th century, the bedcover with baskets of fruit and flowers, birds, and flowerheads stenciled in shades of green, ochre, blue, and red/orange on a natural woven cotton ground, the initials "AC" embroidered in cross-stitch at top center, (some discoloration), 78 x 66 in.

Provenance: This bed cover was previously sold at Skinner, Inc., on June 16, 1990, and according to a note once pinned to the spread it was "Made by Anna Cooper in the Year 1775 at Williamsport, Massachusetts. Cloth is handwoven by her and coloring is made of mineral and vegetable materials made by her as she refused to pay price and duty on the dyes and paint used and imported."
Condition
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Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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