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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet, jacquard
date made
1842
maker or owner
Bassler, J.
maker
unknown
Physical Description
cotton and wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 97 in x 80 in; 246.38 cm x 203.2 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
1998.0081.03
accession number
1998.0081
catalog number
1998.0081.03
subject
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Coverlets
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift Walter Sandy and Melanie Peter

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