"Washington Beauty" Geometric Double-cloth Coverlet; 1800-1850


The pattern used in this coverlet is known as “Washington Beauty,” and can be found in Heirlooms from Old Looms , p.151, published in 1955. The coverlet has "Pine Tree" borders on three sides, and a self fringe at the lower edge. The overall design features “Snowballs.” The coverlet is made of cotton and wool, and was probably woven in the first half of the 19th century. The name of the weaver is unknown. The complex design found in this coverlet is made entirely with squares and rectangles. Coverlet weavers kept “drafts” of the various designs they used, and sometimes sold them to each other.

Date Made: 1800-1850

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Antoinette Potter, In memory of Miss Kate Van Cleve

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T15486Catalog Number: T15486.000Accession Number: 294051

Object Name: coverletcoverlet, geometric

Physical Description: geometric (overall style)double weave (overall production method/technique)wool (overall material)cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 102 in x 77 in; 259.08 cm x 195.58 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-863d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_620534

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