1) Originally a thick fabric, commonly of wool, a kind of table-cloth but used also to cover beds, stools, and even windows.

c.1537 iiij carpettes for covering of tables, Halifax

1557 to William my son a counter & the carpet lyeing on it, Pontefract

1559 The great chamber ... a table with a carpet, Hipswell

1578 one little stoole of carpitt worke, Ripley

1620 34 yerds of carpett worke from Norrage [Norwich?] at 5s the yerd

1669 12 chairs, a table, a carpitt, Elmswell.

dates 1537 1557 1559 1578 1620 1669

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