1789 Overshot Coverlet

Description
The date 1789 and two letters (no longer readable) are embroidered into this double-woven coverlet in cross-stitch. The pattern features a variation of the "Pine Tree" motif in the border, and repetitive squares and diamonds in the center. Three of the four edges have an applied fringe. The coverlet is believed to have been made by a member of the Brown family of the village of Emilie, Pennsylvania, and received by the donor from his mother's father, Henry C. Brown (1848—-1921). He obtained it from his father, John B. Brown, of Emilie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The maker of the coverlet is unknown.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet
coverlet, double-woven, geometric
date made
1785-1800
maker
unknown
Physical Description
cotton and wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 88 in x 72 in; 223.52 cm x 182.88 cm
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania
ID Number
TE*T7878
catalog number
T07878.000
accession number
142620
subject
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Coverlets
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Lester W. Stackhouse
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