Embroidered Bed Cover

E  M S
A fine and rare example of an embroidered indigo and ivory colored wool bed cover from the early nineteenth century, with floral and flower/sunburst designs.  The ground is woven with a grid-like pattern of 64 squares in two tones of ivory, and the squares are themselves placed within emboidered circles.  The designs vary between squares but all maintain an abstracted flower motif.  Its heavy original fringe borders the piece on three sides, and the artist's initials EMS adorn the upper or head edge of the blanket.
Mounted on a neutral fabric gound over a folding stretcher.  84 1/2 inches wide by 88 1/2 inches high.
Descended in the family which is from Middletown Springs, Vermont. 

Dealer Peter H. Eaton Antiques, Inc.
Date: c. 1820
Origin Middletown Springs, VT
Artist/Maker E.M.S
Measurements 84 1/2" w x 88 1/2" h
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Website http://www.americanfolkpaintings.com
Price 3500 net
Contact Peter Eaton, 978-465-1089 or  Peter@PeterEaton.com

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