Birds, Trees, and Eagles Coverlet

Description
This coverlet was made in 1832. It features a design that could be considered part of the “Fancy” movement in the decorative arts of the late 18th or early 19th centuries. The side borders feature birds in trees with dogs beneath them, flowers in vases, and churches. The upper and lower borders show buildings, trees, dogs, birds, flowers in vases, and American eagles. Each corner has this inscription woven in: “S D March 3, 1832.” The center is decorated with double flowers and eagles with stars. This coverlet is double-woven jacquard made of cotton and wool. The weaver and owner remain unknown.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet
coverlet, Jacquard, double-woven
coverlet, jacquard, double-woven
date made
1832-03-03
1832
maker
unknown
Physical Description
jacquard (overall production method/technique)
double weave (overall production method/technique)
cotton (overall material)
wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 96 in x 77 in; 243.84 cm x 195.58 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T12819
catalog number
T12819.000
accession number
242987
subject
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Eagles
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 Mrs. Minnie Smith Coons

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