Durston family; coverlet; overshot; "Rose and Table;" 1800-1850; Pennsylvania

Durston family; coverlet; overshot; "Rose and Table;" 1800-1850; Pennsylvania

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A member of the Durston family from Pennsylvania wove this all-wool, "Rose and Table," overshot coverlet sometime in the first half of the nineteenth century. The coverlet is made in 2 sections, which are stitched together with a center seam. The warp yarn is blue, 2-ply, s-twist, z-spun wool. The weft is a 2-ply, s-twist, z-spun medium indigo dyed blue, and the red is 2-ply, s twist, z-spun wool also. The ground weft is wool same as the warp. The coverlet measures 85 inches by 73 inches. Although not unknown, all-wool overshot coverlets are rare.
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Object Name
coverlet, overshot
coverlet, overshot
coverlet
overshot
date made
late 18th early 19th century
maker
unknown
place made
United States
Physical Description
overshot (overall production method/technique)
blue (overall color)
red (overall color)
wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 85 in x 73 in; 215.9 cm x 185.42 cm
ID Number
TE.T14026
catalog number
T14026.000
accession number
270015
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Durston
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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