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Jacquard coverlet

Object Number: 
1952.36
Date: 
1840
Medium: 
Wool, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 102 1/2 x 76 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 260.4 x 194.3 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
woven: along inner edge of border: "LIBERTY[inverted]LIBERTY[etc.]" woven: in each lower corner: "E. / MELICK / MILL / STONE. / NJ. 1840. / G.W.V.D."
Description: 
Blue wool and white cotton double-woven jacquard coverlet composed of two vertical sections hand-sewn together; floral medallions encircled in stars and separated by diamonds, with border of shield-bodied eagles above swags on three sides; woven inscription on inner edge of border and diamond grid band on outer edge; woven inscription in each lower corner; fringe on lower edge.
Gallery Label: 
E. Melick, the original owner of this covelet, was an ancestor of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Harry C. W. Melick
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group