Summer-and-Winter Coverlet; New York; 1800-1850

Summer-and-Winter Coverlet; New York; 1800-1850

Description
This blue and white, Summer-and-Winter weave coverlet was woven from a warp of 2-ply, S-twist, Z-spun cotton, a ground weft of single ply Z-spun cotton, and a supplementary pattern weft of 2-ply, S-twist, Z-spun wool. The coverlet is constructed of two 35.5 inch widths that were woven as one length, cut, and seamed together to create the finished width. The pattern is a square variation of the “Whig Rose” pattern. There is fringe is along three sides. It appears the fringe was two inches long when new but has worn away over time. There are badly worn spots along the top and bottom edges and the center seam. The side fringe is detached and ragged in a few places. The condition of the coverlet overall is fair. According to the donors, this coverlet was woven in the first half of the nineteenth century in Cambridge, New York. The coverlet measures 92 inches by 66.5 inches.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1800-1850
maker
unknown
Physical Description
Summer-and-Winter (overall production method/technique)
cotton, wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 92 in x 66 1/2 in; 233.68 cm x 168.91 cm
ID Number
TE.T16959
catalog number
T16959.000
accession number
309644
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Ruth A. Oriatt and Dorothy O. Lakes
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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