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Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
double-cloth (overall production method/technique)
Great Seal eagle (border pattern)
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
cotton, wool (overall material)
Figured and Fancy (overall style)
Measurements:
overall: 89 1/2 in x 74 1/2 in; 227.33 cm x 189.23 cm
Object Name:
coverlet, figured
coverlet
double-cloth
Figured and Fancy
Place made:
United States: New York
Date made:
1829
Description:
The weaver of this blue and white, Figured and Fancy, double-cloth coverlet is unknown. The coverlet is unsigned, but dated in the cornerblocks which read, “U*S*A/A*D/1829.” The coverlet was woven in New York and the pattern design is reminiscent of James Alexander designs. The centerfield features a “Double Rose” medallion with mirrored repeats of the spire of Federal Hall. There is no fringe on this coverlet. There are three borders. The lower border features double-headed shielded Great Seal eagles flanked by pine trees. The side borders depict that same double-headed eagles along with depictions of Federal Hall.
Location:
Currently not on view
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. James H. MacMillan
ID Number:
TE.T12674
Catalog number:
T12674.000
Accession number:
237317
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Domestic Furnishings
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-a423-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_620470