Coverlet, Lilies of France pattern with Eagle and Liberty borders

Maker:
Peter Sutphen van Doren (1806–1899)
Date:
1838
Geography:
Made in Millstone, New Jersey, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Woven, cotton and wool
Dimensions:
97 1/2 x 77 in. (247.7 x 195.6 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909
Accession Number:
10.125.407
Not on view
Undyed cotton and dark blue wool are woven together to form this coverlet. The field has repeating floral medallions, and the border has emblematic eagles in tassel-and-swag borders, with LIBERTY woven forward and in reverse above each of their heads. The coverlet is woven in two panels and seamed at the center. It is unfringed.
Inscription: [woven in two corner blocks at bottom, forward and reverse]: A. PAR- / SILS. / MILL / STONE. / NJ. 1838 / P.S.V.D.