Coverlet

American
first half 19th century


Object Place: American

Dimensions

249 x 224.5 cm (98 1/16 x 88 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1971.29

Medium or Technique

Wool, cotton; weaving

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White cotton warp and weft with extra weft of dark blue and reddish brown wool to form geometric overshot pattern. All-over design of square lattice with small circles at intersections. Made of two loom widths sewn together. Warp fringe at one end, applied fringe on sides. Condition excellent, though cotton is slightly yellowed.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ashton Sanborn in memory of Ashton Sanborn