Whitework Coverlet

Title:
Whitework Coverlet
Creator:
Chisholm, Patsy Dabney
Date:
1814
Description:
White cotton coverlet, 78" x 97," embroidered with white cotton handwork. Central tree of life in a handled pot or basket surrounded by inner border of grape vine, leaves and grape clusters. Outer border of swags. Directly under the pot are embroidered initials and date: "P D C 1814." No backing or batting; narrow rolled hem top and bottom, sides selvage. Made by Martha (Patsy) Dabney Chisholm of Charleston in 1814. Purchased by the Charleston Museum in 1999.
Collection:
Charleston Museum Quilt Collection
Contributing Institution:
The Charleston Museum Archives
Media Type:
Objects
Topical Subject:
White work embroidery, Coverlets, Decoration and ornament--Plant forms
Shelving Locator:
1999.69
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
Photographed using a Nikon D90 with a 50.0 mm f/1.8 lens. 1/125 sec, f/9, ISO 250, sRGB.
Copyright Status Statement:
Public Domain.
Access Information:
Courtesy of The Charleston Museum. Photo by Sean Money. For more information contact The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403.