Coverlet

American (Pennsylvania, Lehigh County)
about 1850


Object Place: Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, America

Dimensions

262.5 x 189 cm (103 3/8 x 74 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.387

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool jacquard weavon

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Jaxquard weave: double cloth. Warp: white cotton. Weft: red wool. Central floral medallion on a field of imitation “sawtooth” patchwork designs and top and side floral borders woven in red wool on white cotton ground. Inscribed in lower left corner: “Rosa A. Mosser”, forebearer of the donor (see file for more genealogical information). Similar pattern, see: Heirlooms from Old Looms, 1955, p. 371. Fair condition.

Credit Line

Given in memory of Mrs. William F. Camp