Overall: 88 3/4 x 70 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 225.4 x 179.1 x 1.3 cm )
woven: in each lower corner (inverted on left): "AGRICUL / TURE & MAN / UFACTURES / ARE THE FOUND / ATION OF / OUR INDE / PENDENCE."
Blue wool and ivory cotton double-woven jacquard coverlet composed of two vertical sections hand-sewn together; four oval floral medallions at center; border on two sides consisting of two pairs of shield-bodied eagles with tower of Independence Hall between them and arcs of stars above; lower border consisting of two pairs of shield-bodied eagles with pairs of columns and a Masonic emblem between them and arcs of stars above; woven inscription in each lower corner.
The design of this coverlet is sometimes referred to as the "Declaration of Independence" pattern.
Gift of Carl Otto von Kienbusch
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