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Jacquard coverlet fragment

Object Number: 
1939.2
Date: 
1830-1850
Medium: 
Wool, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 95 x 38 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 241.3 x 97.8 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Dark blue, light blue, rust, and white (now darkened) Beiderwand wool and cotton jacquard coverlet fragment (half of coverlet); floral and diamond-shaped medallions at center, with stylized flower and leaf border on three sides; fringe at top and bottom.
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: 
Gift of 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