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Object Name: Jacquard coverlet
Date: 1840
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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 )
Place made: North America, United States
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.
Credit Line: Gift of Harry C. W. Melick
Object Number: 1952.36
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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."

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E. Melick, the original owner of this covelet, was an ancestor of the donor.