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Coverlet

Date:
1833
Geography:
Probably made in New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Cotton and wool; Doublecloth, woven on a hand-loom with a Jacquard attachment
Dimensions:
98 1/2 x 74 1/4 in. (250.2 x 188.6 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Beatrice E. Noble, 1973
Accession Number:
1973.74
Not on view
This dark blue wool and undyed cotton double cloth coverlet is woven in two panels and seamed at the center. It is patterned with unusual floral medallions alternating with a spoked wheel design. The border is decorated with a simple design of repeating floral sprigs.
Inscription: inscribed in four corner blocks, each block comprised of four smaller blocks woven with name forward, reversed and upside down: Phebe / H Foss / 1833.
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