Riegel Coverlet

Description
According to the donor, John Riegel commissioned this coverlet in 1840, for his daughter, Eliza Riegel when she married Charles B. Daniel, one of the founders of Bethlehem Iron Co., which later became Bethlehem Steel. The coverlet is made of cotton and wool, and is Jacquard double-woven. It features a design of lilies, stars, birds,
and trees, and is striped with red, white, and dark and light blue rows. The name "John Riegel" and the date "1840," appear in each of the lower corners.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet
coverlet, jacquard, double-woven
coverlet, jacquard, single-woven
date made
1840
maker
unknown
Physical Description
jacquard (overall production method/technique)
single weave (overall production method/technique)
cotton (overall material)
wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 90 in x 77 in; 228.6 cm x 195.58 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania
Associated Place
United States: Connecticut
ID Number
TE*T17895
catalog number
T17895.000
accession number
319093
subject
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Coverlets
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Dorothea de Schweinitz

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