Summer-and-Winter Coverlet; New York; 1800-1850


This blue and white, Summer-and-Winter weave coverlet was woven from a warp of 2-ply, S-twist, Z-spun cotton, a ground weft of single ply Z-spun cotton, and a supplementary pattern weft of 2-ply, S-twist, Z-spun wool. The coverlet is constructed of two 35.5 inch widths that were woven as one length, cut, and seamed together to create the finished width. The pattern is a square variation of the “Whig Rose” pattern. There is fringe is along three sides. It appears the fringe was two inches long when new but has worn away over time. There are badly worn spots along the top and bottom edges and the center seam. The side fringe is detached and ragged in a few places. The condition of the coverlet overall is fair. According to the donors, this coverlet was woven in the first half of the nineteenth century in Cambridge, New York. The coverlet measures 92 inches by 66.5 inches.

Date Made: 1800-1850

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Ruth A. Oriatt and Dorothy O. Lakes

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T16959Catalog Number: T16959.000Accession Number: 309644

Object Name: coverlet, Summer-and-Winter

Physical Description: Summer-and-Winter (overall production method/technique)cotton, wool (overall material)Measurements: overall: 92 in x 66 1/2 in; 233.68 cm x 168.91 cm


Record Id: nmah_620549

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