"Capitol" coverlet fragment; Jacquard, double cloth; 1846; poss. Ohio

"Capitol" coverlet fragment; Jacquard, double cloth; 1846; poss. Ohio

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This Jacquard woven, double-cloth coverlet fragment uses blue, rust, and white, cotton and wool yarns and features centerfield pattern of the U.S. Capitol with inscribed date of 1846. The white yarns are 2 ply, S-twist, Z-spun cotton, and the blue and rust yarns are 2-ply, S-twist, Z-spun yarns. The sewing thread used in the hem is 2-ply cotton. The centerfield pattern repeat measures 29.5 inches 14.5 inches. It is repeated side to side twice. Along the lower border there is a pattern of stylized roses enclosing an eight pointed star and also a groupings of leaves. This floral border repeat measures 11.75 inches by 8. 75 inches. The border has three bands. Its place of manufacture is uncertain. There are other intact versions in other collections, but none are signed. Based on the design and color blocking, the coverlet was likely woven in Ohio.
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Object Name
coverlet fragment, figured
Object Type
double weave
jacquard coverlets
Date made
place made
United States: Ohio
Physical Description
jacquard (overall production method/technique)
double cloth (overall production method/technique)
capitol (center pattern)
cotton (overall material)
wool (overall material)
overall: 88 in x 40 5/8 in; 223.52 cm x 103.1875 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Architecture, Public Buildings
U. S. Capitol
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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