Devler Coverlet

This single-woven, red, white, and blue Jacquard coverlet was woven in Pennsylvania by Joseph Devler, in 1836. It is made of cotton and wool and features a border of flowers and birds, with medallions in the center. The date, 1836, the name, Joseph Devler, and letters "E R" and "A L E" appear in the lower corners. Mr. Devler was born about 1809—1811 in Pennsylvania, and died in 1886. He was in the weaving business in Lancaster, Co., Pennsylvania. On his tombstone, his last name is spelled "Dalver."
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Object Name
coverlet, jacquard single-woven
date made
Devler, Joseph
Physical Description
jacquard (overall production method/technique)
single weave (overall production method/technique)
wool (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
overall: 102 in x 86 in; 259.08 cm x 218.44 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania
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 Maris M. Proffitt, in memory of Mrs. Maris M. Proffitt

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