coverlet; Jacquard-woven, double-cloth; New York, ca. 1850

coverlet; Jacquard-woven, double-cloth; New York, ca. 1850

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Coverlet; Jacquard-woven; double-cloth; repeating stylized floral Medallion centerfield with stylized floral borders and cornerblocks. Jacquard, dark blue or black & white double weave with fringe on 3 sides. 1. (border) flower chains 2. (center) medallions. Made for Mrs. Harvey Bemis, of New York circa 1850, style of the motifs would reinforce this family legend. The coverlet is in overall good condition with minor and expected wear to the fringe. Further research into the cornerblocks is warranted as these sometimes serve as a weaver's mark and could help to identify a maker.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet, figured
coverlet
date made
1850
c.1850
place made
United States: New York
Physical Description
jacquard (overall production method/technique)
double weave (overall production method/technique)
medallion (center pattern)
dark blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
ID Number
TE.T13501
catalog number
T13501.000
accession number
256598
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Elaine R. Kinder
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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