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.