PATTERN: The pattern appears to be based on the printed “Palampores” imported from India in the 18th century and heavily emulated by American needlewomen in their hand done “work’t” coverlets.
The combination of linen warp and cotton weft in its construction and materials is supported by Charles Boulton’s 1803 will which left to his wife Elizabeth life interest in his plantation and mansion house, twenty slaves, livestock, household furnishings including three beds and furniture, and specific textile making equipment, “1 Wheel each of cotton & flax…and a loom.”
The coverlet subsequently descended in the Joseph C. Greenfield family, whose ancestors had migrated from Virginia and North Carolina to Georgia in the late 18th century. Oney Boulton’s daughter, Sarah Wynne married John Favor (1791-1828) in Wilkes County, Georgia, and their son John Bolton Favor (1812-1874) married Martha Antoinette Lumpkin in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Their daughter, Jewel Favor (1862-1937), married Joseph C. Greenfield (1864-1920).