Dogs and Eagles Coverlet

Description
Images of dogs can be seen in the lower corners of this coverlet, along with this inscription: “1831EAW/Pompey.” The coverlet is made of cotton and wool, and has an attached fringe on two sides and a self border on the lower edge. It features a double rose design in the center, while the lower edge features double eagles. It is believed to have been made in Pompey, Onondaga Co., New York. The name of the weaver is unknown. This coverlet was made during the “Fancy” period in the decorative arts. During this period objects were decorated with bright colors and “busy” designs as opposed to the more classical motifs used in earlier periods.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet
coverlet, obershot
coverlet
coverlet, Jacquard double-woven
coverlet, jacquard double-woven
coverlet, jacquard, double-woven
date made
1831
maker
unknown
Physical Description
double weave (overall production method/technique)
cotton and wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 86 in x 75 in; 218.44 cm x 190.5 cm
place made
United States: New York
ID Number
TE*T18211
catalog number
T18211.000
accession number
1977.0101
subject
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Coverlets
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Esther Ipp Schwartz (Mrs. Samuel Schwartz)

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