Overall: 102 1/2 x 76 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 260.4 x 194.3 x 0.6 cm )
Blue wool and white cotton double cloth 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.
Gift of Harry C. W. Melick
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."
E. Melick, the original owner of this covelet, was an ancestor of the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.