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Whitework Coverlet

Artist/Maker:
Lennon, Hannah Haynes
Place Made:
Columbus County North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1810-1830
Medium:
cotton
Dimensions:
HOA: 89; WOA: 89
Accession Number:
3638
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Embroidered white on white cotton bedcover. Design depicts several baskets of unusual flowers and leaves. Fringe on three sides. Stitches include couching, chain, button-hole, bullion, satin, and French knots.
History:
This coverlet was probably made by Hannah Haynes (1797-1837) who married Moore Lennon (1777-1857) of Columbus County, North Carolina. It descended in the family of their daughter, Mary Ann Lennon (1820-1903), who married John Harrison Gore (1816-1903) of Columbus County.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Darden