LaTourette family; "Star and Rose" Jacquard coverlet panel; Indiana; 1850

LaTourette family; "Star and Rose" Jacquard coverlet panel; Indiana; 1850

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Sarah LaTourette (1822-1914) and/or her brother, Henry LaTourette (1832-1892) wove this blue and white, Jacquard, double-cloth coverlet in 1850 in Fountain County, Indiana. Today, the coverlet exists as two separate panels, which is how it would have been woven—as one length. The centerfield pattern features a “Double Rose” carpet medallion motif accented by geometric stars. There are two border designs. The side border depicts birds, likely peacocks, perched in trees, alongside urns and cathedrals. The bottom border features a meandering floral vine. John LaTourette (1793-1849), Sarah and Henry’s father, was also a weaver who came from a long line of Huguenot weavers in New York and New Jersey. John and his wife moved West in 1816, first settling in Germantown, Ohio, where Sarah was born, then later moving to Indiana. John LaTourette’s trademark was the rose seen here. His children continued using his mark after his death in 1846, but they added the word, “year” to the design to differentiate their coverlets from his. Sarah LaTourette wove until her marriage to John Van Sickle in 1870, and Henry LaTourette continued weaving until 1871. Each panel measures 90 inches by 36 inches.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet panel, figured
Date made
1850
referenced
LaTourette, Sarah
maker
LaTourette, Henry
LaTourette, Sarah
place made
United States: Indiana, Fountain
Physical Description
double weave (overall production method/technique)
star and rose (overall pattern)
blue, white (overall color)
wool, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 90 in x 72 in; 228.6 cm x 182.88 cm
ID Number
TE.T2734.B
catalog number
T002734B
accession number
058524
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Mary A. Whitesell
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Domestic Furnishings
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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