Geometric double-cloth coverlet; 1800-1825; Pennsylvania

Description
This red, blue, and white, geometric, double-cloth coverlet features a "Snowball" center field pattern with "Diamond" border. The design is similar to those found in John Landes' pattern book No. 51. (centerfield) and No. 57 (border). It was woven circa 1800-1825 almost certainly in Pennsylvania. The coverlet also features an applied red white and blue fringe attached with 2-ply blue linen thread. It is made up of two sections which were woven as one length and seamed with a 2-ply indigo blue linen thread. Although the accession file notes that Mrs. Miller, the donor, has information on the origin of the coverlet, no such information was included in the accession file. The top edge of the coverlet has a 1" wide, red-dyed, twill woven, woolen tape attached
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1800-1900
19th century
1800-1825
maker
unknown
place made
United States: Pennsylvania
Associated Place
United States: Pennsylvania
Physical Description
geometric (overall production method/technique)
double-cloth (overall production method/technique)
wool, cotton, linen (overall material)
red, white, blue (overall color)
woven (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 90 in x 89 in; 228.6 cm x 226.06 cm
fringe, bottom: 4 in; 10.16 cm
fringe, side: 3 in; 7.62 cm
ID Number
TE.T13795
catalog number
T13795.000
accession number
263867
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Margaret L. Miller
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Data Source
National Museum of American History