Here’s the story on this pillowcase. I attended a house auction in Mishawaka, Indiana, years ago. The family had moved to Indiana from Pennsylvania and brought with them all sorts of frakturs, furniture, documents, dishes, etc., from the 18th century and later. I bought a period walnut Chippendale blanket chest that was full of stuff: down comforters, clothing and this pillowcase. I always held on to this pillowcase. It is hand-woven cloth, with stitched designs of C-scrolls and leaves--very Chippendale in style. It has one obvious tear and missing stitches, but somebody might want it for its authentic folksy design and look. I have a little family information that I will send the buyer for provenance. The fact that it was saved even though it was torn indicates that it had special meaning for someone—maybe a wedding gift? I think it is from the 1700s, but this is not my field, as you can tell from my other listings. It is twenty-three inches by twenty inches, embroidered on one side, with wear and some stains. The photos show inside and outside both.
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