Coverlet, Lilies of France pattern with Eagle and Liberty borders
Peter Sutphen van Doren (1806–1899)
Made in Millstone, New Jersey, United States
Woven, cotton and wool
97 1/2 x 77 in. (247.7 x 195.6 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909
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.
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Inscription: [woven in two corner blocks at bottom, forward and reverse]: A. PAR- / SILS. / MILL / STONE. / NJ. 1838 / P.S.V.D.