"Queen's Delight;" coverlet; overshot; c.1800-1825; New York

Description
The donor’s great-great-grandmother wove this blue and white, overshot coverlet featuring the pattern known as "Queen's Delight "or "Mary Simmons" c. 1800-1825 in Cortland County, New York. The donor’s grandmother was Mrs. Evalina Bean Hammund, but the name of her great-great-grandmother is unknown and there were no further details about through which line of her family it may have descended. The coverlet was constructed from two panels woven as one length, cut, and seamed up the middle. The ground cloth was woven from a white 2 ply, s-twist, z-spun cotton warp, a z-twist, s-spun cotton single ground weft, and a 2-ply, s-twist, z-spun wool supplementary pattern weft. The coverlet measures 77 inches by 70 inches.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1800-1825
19th century
early 19th century
maker
unknown
place woven
United States: New York
place made
United States: New York, Cortland
Physical Description
overshot (overall production method/technique)
cotton, wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 77 in x 70 in; 195.58 cm x 177.8 cm
ID Number
TE.T16385
catalog number
T16385.000
accession number
303434
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Carrie E. King
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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