Late 19th Century Jacquard Coverlet

This coverlet was made in the very late 19th century, probably in a factory: not by an independent craftsman. The coverlet features a large central medallion with a floral center, surrounded by a garland of leaves. A triangle motif rings the garland, followed by a wide border repeating the floral motif found in the center. The two side edges have a self fringe, and there is an applied woven wool fringe stitched to the lower edge. The donor's mother lived in Newport , Maine, and the coverlet belonged to her until she gave it to the donor in 1913. By the late 19th century, the factory system of manufacture was going full speed in the textile industry, and independent coverlet weavers were a thing of the past.
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Object Name
coverlet, Jacquard double-woven
date made
late 19th century
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
wool (overall material)
double weave (overall production method/technique)
overall: 82 in x 75 in; 208.28 cm x 190.5 cm
place made
United States
Associated Place
United States: Connecticut
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Sarah Ayer and Miss Mary Grindell

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