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American Decorative Arts
Subject: George Washington, American, 1732–1799, LL.D. 1781

Piece of George Washington’s Sleeping Tent

1776

Plain or tabby weave cotton

28 5/8 × 23 3/4 in. (72.71 × 60.33 cm)
de Lancey Kountze Collection, Gift of de Lancey Kountze, B.A. 1899
1939.66
Geography: 
Possibly made in United States
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

George Washington; to his grand-daughter Nelly Custis Lewis; to her grandson H. L. Dangerfield Lewis; purchased by Luther Kountze in the 1890's; to his son de Lancey Kountze, New York.

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