Coverlet

American
1839
Manufactured by Solomon Kuder (American, about 1806–1866)


Object Place: Lehigh County, Trexler Town, Pennsylvania, USA

Dimensions

253 x 222 cm (99 5/8 x 87 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1985.388

Medium or Technique

Blue and red wool

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Coverlet. Jacquard (Single) woven coverlet. Warp: blue wool. Weft: red wool. Plumed medallion motifs woven in red wool on blue wool ground; side and lower borders decorated with birds int rees and two story frame house motifs. Inscribed lower left corner: “SOLD BY S. KUTER AND MANUFACTORD (sic) FOR 1839”. Inscribed lower right corner: “MANUFACTORED BY S. KUTER TREXLERTOWN LEHIGH COUNTY”. The inscriptions are typical of Kuder’s 20 known single woven coverlets made between 1835 - 1855. Has been in the donor’s family for generations; exact date of their acquisition unknown. See files for genealogical information. Excellent condition.

Provenance

Has been in the donor's family for generations; exact date of their acquisition unknown. See files for genealogical information.

Credit Line

Given in memory of Mrs. William F. Camp