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Catalog Number 2010.092.013
Description Holbrook-Palmer Bed Cover, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with drawn thread work floral design along bottom edge and 26.5" up sides. Embroidered in center in white, at end near drawn thread work, is the monogram "OPH." Outer border beyond thread work only is hemmed with biased corners.
Object Name Coverlet
Collection 3D - Bedding
Title Holbrook-Palmer Bed Cover, c. 1926-1958
Date c. 1926-1958
Creator Unknown
Inscription Text "OPH" (embroidered monogram, center near tatted end).
Provenance Olive Holbrook Palmer collection of items kept in locked cupboard at Holbrook-Palmer Park after being removed from carriage that is now part of SMCHA's collection.
Notes [] "In 1926, Olive Holbrook Palmer inherited the property, then named Elmwood, and continued to use the residence as a summer home with her husband, Silas Palmer. Upon her death in 1958, Olive Holbrook-Palmer willed the property to the town of Atherton to be used as a recreational park. Her husband had life tenancy and upon his death, it reverted to the Town of Atherton. The Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation, a non-profit organization, was then established in 1968, to receive donations for developing the 22 acres into a viable and usable park."
Dimensions H-106 W-74 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Atherton
Bed Linen
Holbrook, Charles
Holbrook-Palmer, Olive
Subjects Bedspreads
People Holbrook, Charles
Holbrook-Palmer, Olive