Mrs. Orrin Graves's overshot coverlet fragment; New York; 1840

Mrs. Orrin Graves's overshot coverlet fragment; New York; 1840

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Fragment of a 4-harness, overshot, coverlet weave: 'Richmond Beauty,' also known as "Royal Beauty" or "Youth & Beauty," in a block pattern formed with a fine cotton warp and green and red wool weft. Made in 1840 at Watertown, NY by Mrs.Orrin A Graves (mother of Mrs. Lydia Ann Wiliams), from yarns which she spun and colored.
Because of the donor, Mrs. Allen's, importance in teaching and preserving early handweaving, and the use of materials she collected in books on the subject, NMAH should keep the fragments she donated in the collection, as part of the national woven coverlet collection.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet fragment
date made
1840
place made
United States: New York, Watertown
Physical Description
cotton, wool (overall material)
overshot (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 9 in; 15.24 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
TE.T06019.000
catalog number
T06019.000
accession number
105696
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Laura M. Allen
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Coverlets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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