Bassler Coverlet

Description
The name "J Bassler", the date 1842, and the letters " W B " are woven into the lower edge of this coverlet. It is not known if "J Bassler " or "W B" was the weaver of the coverlet. The coverlet is Jacquard woven, with red, blue and green stripes. The design features rows of birds and flowers.This coverlet could be considered part of the "Fancy" period in American decorative arts, as the overall design is bright and full of movement.
date made
1842
maker or owner
Bassler, J.
maker
unknown
Bishops Antiques
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Manheim
Associated Place
United States: Connecticut
Physical Description
cotton and wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 97 in x 80 in; 246.38 cm x 203.2 cm
ID Number
1998.0081.03
accession number
1998.0081
catalog number
1998.0081.03
Credit Line
Gift Walter Sandy and Melanie Peter
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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