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Coverlet

Maker:
Peter Leisey (1802–1859)
Date:
ca. 1838–40
Geography:
Made in Lancaster City, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Wool and cotton; Biederwand weave, woven on a hand loom with a Jacquard attachment
Dimensions:
108 x 81 1/2 in. (274.3 x 207 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
14.22.1
Not on view
This coverlet is woven of blue cotton and red-orange wool in two panels and seamed at the center. The central field is decorated with rose clusters, large oak leaves, and acorn compass motifs. The pattern on the side borders depicts houses alternating with palm trees. The bottom edge has a signed block at each corner and a grapevine at its center. The left and right sides of the coverlet have natural fringe, and there is applied fringe along the bottom edge.
Inscription: inscribed in two corner blocks, forward and reverse: MADE / BY / PETER / LEISEY / LANCAS / TER. CO / COCALICO / THOWNSHIP [sic]
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