Overshot Coverlet; 1787; New York


This blue and white, overshot coverlet is woven in a simple patch pattern variation. The customer’s initials, "M S" and the date “1787” are woven into the fabric at one corner. The weaver of this coverlet is unknown; however, there are several others known. There are two others in the NMAH collection. It is thought that the weaver worked in the Albany, New York areas. The earliest coverlet that is dated in the weaver was woven by this weaver. It is dated 1771 and is currently in the collection of the National Museum of the American Coverlet in Bedford, Pennsylvania. The coverlet was constructed from two panels and measures 91 inches by 64 inches.

Date Made: 1787

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Albany

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T14896Accession Number: 288874

Object Name: coverlet, overshotCoverlet

Physical Description: cotton, linen, wool (overall material)overshot (overall production method/technique)blue, white (overall color)Measurements: overall: 91 in x 64 in; 231.14 cm x 162.56 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-ffc2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1462930

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