Double cloth coverlet

American (Ohio)
1800–50, according to tradition before 1846

Object Place: Ohio, America


221 x 185 cm (87 x 72 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, double cloth

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Coverlet in two lengths, seamed down center. Dark blue woolen warp and weft; natural and light blue cotton warp and weft. Field shows complex pattern of rectangles and spiked balls; wide border shows row of alternating single and double pine trees. Long fringe along one end and both sides; other end, where tree border is missing, probably cut down, now hemmed. Selveges appear along handstitched center seam. A few breaks; no appreciable stains.

See notes field about date.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Katherine Benson