DESCRIPTION: Whitework stuffed and corded bedcovering.
“At first glance this coverlet appears very delicate and of a free pattern, although actually the design in the sturdy cotton was well-planned. On three edges, it displays an intertwining, flowing border of flowers and leaves. Progressing toward the center, the next pattern–a design of grape leaves, grapes, and tendrils–is worked on all sides. Between that and the central medallion are five sprays of flowers, each sprouting from a cornucopia. Encircling the central urn and large arrangement of flowers is a border of alternating stylized leaves and flowers. The intricate patterns are effectively raised, and the dependence of linearity of stitches and the effects of light and shadow provide a subtle yet handsome coverlet.” (Welshimer in Welshimer and Bivins, p. 60).