- Made in England
- 113 x 144 in. (287 x 365.8 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber Gift, 1980
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Carpets were a considerable luxury in colonial America. Until the mid-eighteenth century, owners spread textiles over tables rather than on floors. This cross-stitched example has floral and geometric motifs supplemented by quotations from Edward Young’s "Night Thoughts" (1742–45), a popular poem about life, death, and immortality.