An outstanding one of a kind turkey red redwork embroidered bedspread. This extraordinary piece was hand worked by Eleanor Champion in 1918. It is worked in an elaborate collection of embroidered scenes, including angels, cherubs, people, Santa, animal and objects.
The fabulous bedspread includes seasons of the year, each divided on the four sides of the spread, near the border edge. Centered in the middle of each side, the name of the season is embroidered in an oval. Next to the Seasons, angelic angels or cherubs are embroidered, each holding a place card embroidered with health, truth, courage, contentment, hope, charity love and faith. The spread is also filled with geometric and scroll shapes, small figures and flowers.
This spread is so magical....the more you look, the more you see! It would not be a disappointment!
The cloth is cotton sheeting fabric. Size of the bedspread is 78" long x 84" wide. The edge of the spread is blanket stitched in red embroidery floss. Although little history is known, other than the maker, it was found in a rural community in northwest Ohio.
Condition: May never have been laundered, or very little, as the red remains beautiful and bright. It has been used as it does have two long ago repairs (please see photos) . Unfortunately, it appears it was caught in bed springs....ah yes, before inner springs, bed linens were sometimes subjected to those old coil springs.