Geometric Double-Cloth Coverlet; Pennsylvania, 1789

Geometric Double-Cloth Coverlet; Pennsylvania, 1789

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The date 1789 and two letters (no longer readable) are embroidered into this double-woven coverlet in cross-stitch. The pattern features a variation of the "Pine Tree" motif in the border, and repetitive squares and diamonds in the center. Three of the four edges have an applied fringe. The coverlet is believed to have been made by a member of the Brown family of the village of Emilie, Pennsylvania, and received by the donor from his mother's father, Henry C. Brown (1848—-1921). He obtained it from his father, John B. Brown, of Emilie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The maker of the coverlet is unknown.
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Object Name
coverlet, geometric
date made
Physical Description
cotton, wool (overall material)
overall: 88 in x 72 in; 223.52 cm x 182.88 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Lester W. Stackhouse
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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