Rose and Table Coverlet

Description
This single-woven cotton and wool overshot coverlet was made in the early 19th century. It is part of the Copp Collection of costume and household textiles given to the Museum in the late 19th century. The coverlet was woven in two sections, which were sewn together. The patterns used are known as “Four Roses” and “Table,” and the coverlet is finished with a hand-woven wool fringe two and one-half inches deep. The center seam, fringe, and hems are all sewn with cotton thread. The weaver and the owner remain unknown. The Copps first arrived in America in 1635. By the 18th century, the descendents of the first Copps were living in Stonington, Connecticut, working as merchants and businessmen. They imported textiles for sale, and like other colonists, they engaged in some home production as well.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet, overshot
date made
1780-1810
early 19th century
1800-1825
maker
unknown
Physical Description
overshot (overall production method/technique)
wool (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 90 in x 84 in; 228.6 cm x 213.36 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*H6678
catalog number
H006678.000
accession number
028810
subject
Domestic Furnishings
Textiles
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 John Brenton Copp

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