All Wool Coverlet

Description
According to the donor of this coverlet, it first belonged to Mrs. Ferdinand O’Neal, who lived just outside Zanesville, Ohio. Her maiden name is believed to have been Wheeler, and in about 1863 she married Mr. O’Neal and moved to a home outside of Zanesville, known as “Greenwood.” Mrs. O’Neal passed the coverlet on to her daughter Marcella O’Neal, who passed it on to Martha Margaret O’Neal. The coverlet is made entirely of wool, and was probably woven (in two sections) between 1840 and 1860. The pattern is similar to the one known as “Cup and Saucer.” The weaver is unknown.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet, overshot
Object Type
coverlets
date made
1840-1860
maker
unknown
Physical Description
overshot (overall production method/technique)
wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 82 in x 67 in; 208.28 cm x 170.18 cm
place woven
United States: Ohio
ID Number
1993.0225.01
accession number
1993.0225
catalog number
1993.0225.01
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

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