Jacquard double-cloth coverlet, New York, 1851


This is a red and white, double woven, jacquard coverlet. The "Figured and Fancy" pattern is a mirror image repeat in all 4 quarters. Starts from central rosette, into a leaf edge "corn-ear-like" figure framed by morning glories and U.S. flags. A Liberty coin is in earch corner of this unit. The whole is framed by a fruit and flower border. There is a large eagle in each corner with an "E Pluribus Unum" banner above, and the date "1851" below. Between this and the center unit are scattered meandering flowers and leaves. Both the red and white yarns are 2 ply s twist. The yarn count is 22 x 22 per inch.

This coverlet was woven in Palmyra, N.Y. in 1851 for the donor's great-grandmother, Christina Granger. The 83 year old donor (as of 1972) states it was given to her daughter whose elder son was the donor's father. she received it through him, and used it on her bed between 1905 snf 1907, at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Date Made: 1851

Location: Currently not on view

Woven In: United States: New York, Palmyra

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Beverly F. Browne

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T16401Catalog Number: T16401T.16401Accession Number: 304186

Object Name: coverlet, figured

Physical Description: cotton, wool (overall material)jacquard, double cloth (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 89 1/2 in x 83 1/2 in; 227.33 cm x 212.09 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-ad5c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_630973

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