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Coverlet

Object Number: 
1947.59
Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Wool, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 90 1/2 x 82 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 229.9 x 209.6 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Overshot blue wool and white cotton coverlet composed of two vertical sections hand-sewn together; double chariot wheels pattern.
Gallery Label: 
The "overshot" weaving technique was one commonly used in the early nineteenth century. The term refers to the long passes of supplementary wool weft that overshoot the surface of the plain weave foundation and form the geometric pattern (see "American Quilts and Coverlets in the Metropolitan Museum of Art," p. 137).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group