Seifert Jacquard Coverlet

This multicolored cotton and wool single–woven Jacquard coverlet was made by H. & A. Seifert of Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1851. The border consists of potted flowers, while the center of the coverlet is made up of medallions of flowers in circles. The four corners of the coverlet say this: “WOVEN SUPERIOR TIGHT WORK/MANUFACTURED ON THE LATEST FASHION BY H & A SEIFERT/MACHANICS=BURG/CUMBERLAND COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA/AD 1851.” Henry (1823—1905) and Andrew (1820—1900) Seifert were brothers in the weaving business in Pennsylvania. This coverlet has no center seam.
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Object Name
coverlet, Jacquard single-woven
date made
H. & A. Seifert
Seifert, Henry
Physical Description
jacquard (overall production method/technique)
single weave (overall production method/technique)
wool (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
overall: 93 1/2 in x 103 1/2 in; 237.49 cm x 262.89 cm
place woven
United States: Pennsylvania, Mechanicsburg
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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