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Jacquard double-cloth coverlet, New York, 1851

Jacquard double-cloth coverlet, New York, 1851

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Description
This is a red and white, double woven, jacquard coverlet. The "Figured and Fancy" pattern is a mirror image repeat in all 4 quarters. Starts from central rosette, into a leaf edge "corn-ear-like" figure framed by morning glories and U.S. flags. A Liberty coin is in earch corner of this unit. The whole is framed by a fruit and flower border. There is a large eagle in each corner with an "E Pluribus Unum" banner above, and the date "1851" below. Between this and the center unit are scattered meandering flowers and leaves. Both the red and white yarns are 2 ply s twist. The yarn count is 22 x 22 per inch.
This coverlet was woven in Palmyra, N.Y. in 1851 for the donor's great-grandmother, Christina Granger. The 83 year old donor (as of 1972) states it was given to her daughter whose elder son was the donor's father. she received it through him, and used it on her bed between 1905 snf 1907, at Fort Riley, Kansas.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet, figured
Date made
1851
woven in
United States: New York, Palmyra
Physical Description
cotton, wool (overall material)
jacquard, double cloth (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 89 1/2 in x 83 1/2 in; 227.33 cm x 212.09 cm
ID Number
TE.T16401
catalog number
T16401
T.16401
accession number
304186
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Beverly F. Browne
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Coverlets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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