1839 AP Coverlet

Description
This well-worn, and much-used Jacquard double-woven coverlet was created in 1839. It is made of cotton and wool, in blue and buff. The upper edge has been worn away, probably through use, as that is the area the owner would grasp to pull it up at night. It has borders of leaves and flowers on three sides. The upper edge is finished with a piece of cloth tape. The date "1839" and the letters "AP" are repeated four times in each corner—-right sideup and upside down. The center of the coverlet features medallions of double roses, and other flowers. The weaver of this coverlet is unknown.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1839
maker
unknown
place made
United States
Associated Place
United States: Connecticut
Physical Description
cotton and wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 86 in x 80 in; 218.44 cm x 203.2 cm
ID Number
TE.T17176
catalog number
T17176
accession number
313384
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. B. Edwin Erikson
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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