Geometric Double-cloth Coverlet, 1800-1850

Geometric Double-cloth Coverlet, 1800-1850

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Description
Cotton and wool geometric double-woven coverlet, woven in dark blue, light blue, red and white. The pattern is sometimes called "Rings and Chains"' and similar to John Landes' pattern no. 57. The coverlet is in good condition though the top edge was probably re-bound and the fringes are incomplete on the sides edges. There is a seam down the center of the coverlet. The coverlet was made in the first half of the 19th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Coverlet
coverlet, geometric
date made
first half of the 19th century
maker
unknown
Physical Description
geometric (overall style)
double weave (overall production method/technique)
blue (overall color)
red (overall color)
wool (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
ID Number
TE.T15485
catalog number
T15485.000
accession number
294051
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Winthrop F. Potter, in memory of Miss Kate van Cleve
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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