Jacquard coverlet

Object Number: 
1937.1316
Date: 
1830-1850
Medium: 
Wool, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 82 x 48 1/2 in. (208.3 x 123.2 cm)
Description: 
Multi-colored (blue, brown, red, light green, and tan on white warp) Beiderwand woven wool and cotton jacquard coverlet; rectangular panel at center with sixteen-pointed star surrounded by four shield-bodied eagles enclosed between two stylized floral motifs; central panel framed by wide border of fruits, leaves, and flowers; edge with zig-zag border and fringe.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group