Jacquard double-cloth coverlet; c. 1830-1850; Ohio


This blue and white, Jacquard double-cloth, coverlet was passed down through the Robbins family of Ohio. According to family history, the Robbins migrated from New York to Ohio in 1818. The patterns used on this coverlet suggest a date after 1818, meaning that this coverlet was most likely woven in Ohio between the years, 1830-1850. More research into the Robbins family genealogy and comparative analysis with other extant Ohio blue and white double-cloth coverlets should provide more information about the weaver and which county in Ohio this coverlet was woven.

Being double-cloth, there are two sets of warp and weft that make up this coverlet. The white yarns are 3-ply, S-twist, Z-spun cotton and the blue yarns are all 3-ply, S-twist, Z-spun wool. The centerfield pattern consists of floral and foliate motifs symmetrically arranged and symmetrically interspersed with birds. The border consists of groups of flowers resembling dogwood flowers and morning glories. There is fringe on 3 sides of the coverlet, and the top edge binding is worm off. The upper edge of the coverlet is badly worn. The top lay count of the coverlet is 18x18 threads per inch.

Date Made: 1800-1850Date Made: 1830-18501830-1850

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Ohio

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Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Robbins

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T13746Catalog Number: T.13746Accession Number: 262263

Object Name: coverlet, figured

Physical Description: wool, cotton (overall material)Jacquard, double-cloth (overall production method/technique)blue, white (overall color)Measurements: overall: 92 in x 79 in; 233.68 cm x 200.66 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-9865-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1253666

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