Delaplane Antiques

Overshot coverlet; red, white and blue; American c.1840

Overshot coverlet; red, white and blue; American c.1840

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1391019

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3054 Delaplane Grade Rd
Delaplane Virginia 20144

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A three-color overshot coverlet with a pattern of snowballs and stripes on the dark ground side. The border on three sides is wavy lines and the fringe is a continuation of the white warp threads on the bottom and the red and blue weft threads on the sides. The warp is cotton and the weft is wool. The seam down the middle indicates that it was done on a narrow loom, though the sophisticated design and the three colors suggest that it was woven by a professional. Length without fringe approx.. 87 inches and width also without fringe approx. 66 inches.

Condition: Very good with minor wear at the end that would have been the top, a little wear around the seam at either end, a few snags and loss to the fringe (the blue seems to be the most vulnerable).

A well woven and good-looking coverlet.