coverlet; Jacquard; tied-Beiderwand; c. 1845; Pennsylvania


This Jacquard, red, white, blue and green, tied-Beiderwand coverlet features and “Double Flower” carpet medallion pattern made up of two different designs. The two side borders feature stylized flower and foliate designs, and the lower border is made up of leaves and stylized floral tiles. The cornerblock also features a floral carpet tile design and is likely associated with an as-of-yet unidentified weaver. The donor received this coverlet from his mother, Elizabeth Fretz Darnell (b. 1870) of Dublin, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The coverlet measures 81 inches by 89 inches and does not have a center seam, indicating that it was woven on a broad loom. Former curators at NMAH have dated the coverlet to approximately 1845. There is a two inch applied fringe along three sides.

Date Made: late 19th CenturyDate Made: c. 1845

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Bucks

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Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Darnell

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T12922Accession Number: 247373

Object Name: coverlet, figuredcoverlet

Physical Description: wool, cotton (overall material)Jacquard (overall production method/technique)Figured and Fancy (overall style)Measurements: overall: 89 in x 81 in; 226.06 cm x 205.74 cm


Record Id: nmah_1270555

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