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c. 1875

This Victorian era crocheted coverlet bears both the stag’s head crest of the Ridgely family and the initials “JR,” likely for John Ridgely (1851-1938), Hampton’s fifth master. It may have been made for him by his wife Helen West Stewart Ridgely (1854-1929), perhaps not long after their marriage in 1873.

Wool. L 182.5, W 177.4 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 5600