Stenciled Bedcover

American antique stenciled bedcover

Tear Sheet

Probably Maine with family history into Massachusetts, initialed "A.C." for Anna Cooper

2nd quarter of the 19th century

Paint on cotton mounted on a stretcher for hanging.

79 x 68 inches

For an example with similar motifs, also from Maine, see Bassett, "Stenciled Bedcovers", The Magazine Antiques, Feb. 2003, pg 76, Pl. X. Relatively few examples of bedcovers stenciled in paint have survived especially in fine condition.