An early American bed generally consisted of an underbed (a "mattress" stuffed
with straw) a woolen winter sheet for winter, or a linen sheet for summer.
Next is an overbed; in todays closest terms a duvet. Average weight after
filled with down feathers was 12-15 lbs...comfy. The overbed was four
panels sewn together with bottom tie closures, and to top it off,
a decorative coverlet might be found. An elongated bolster case had
two elongated matching pillow cases; the practice of the cases hanging
over the edges of the bed, helped keep the pillows in their place on top.
Handstitched initials and laundry rotation numbers could be found
on the opening of the three cases. If you are interested in buying any of this for your home then just click on Family Heirloom Weavers...
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These are the pillow cases. You can buy everything on the bed at Family Heirloom Weavers!