Copp Family Overshot Coverlet, late 18th C.

Copp Family Overshot Coverlet, late 18th C.

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Description
This hand woven overshot coverlet is part of the Copp Collection which was given to the Museum in the late 19th century. The pattern is similar to "White Mountian" or "Granite State' and woven with linen and wool yarn. The coverlet is woven in two sections with each section being 42 3/4 inches wide. The two sections are joined together with linen sewing thread. The coverlet was probably made in the 18th century. The weaver is unknown.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Coverlet, overshot
Date made
late 18th century
18th century
date made
c. 1770-1800
Physical Description
overshot (overall production method/technique)
warp fringe (overall pattern)
blue (overall color)
natural (overall color)
wool (overall material)
linen (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 95 in x 85 1/2 in; 241.3 cm x 217.17 cm
ID Number
TE.H6677
catalog number
H006677.000
accession number
28810
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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