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Collection Fort Nisqually Permanent Collection
Object ID Number 1934.01.01
Object Name Bedspread
Description Woven coverlet or bedspread, tan colored, with woven designs in red, green, and blue. The pattern includes a twelve-pointed star in the middle of the coverlet, though many of those points have unraveled, and domed neo-classic buildings, reminiscent of the Capitol building, on each side. The decorative motif also include birds and deer. This coverlet was a personal possession of Dr. W.F. Tolmie, Chief Factor at Fort Nisqually, and was presented to Supreme Court Justice Hewitt of Olympia. According to the donors, it was given to Chief Justice Hewitt in 1859 on the occasion of Tolmie's move to Victoria, B.C. The design and construction of the coverlet suggests it was made in the 1870s, however. Measures approximately 82 1/2 inches by 82 1/4 inches.
Date 1870s
People Tolmie, William Fraser
Hewitt, Christopher C.
Search Terms Bedspread
Coverlet
Imagefile 006\19340101-8.JPG