American Folk Art

Full Loom Width Antique  Coverlet

Museum Quality

-  Memorial Hall -

Philadelphia Centennial 1876 Exhibition Coverlet


A True Museum Quality American Coverlet!

In wonderful condition with rich vivid red wool and natural cotton.  This was woven in 1876 for the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition.  It is a Real Beauty! All to often these antique coverlets show colors that are washed out and fibers that are worn from years of continual use. 

This one is in unblemished condition, near perfect, a seamless full loom width true Museum Quality Antique Coverlet.  It is identical to the one in the Philadelphia Museum, right down to the mistake in the weave on either side that should show the full date, only a partial date is visible.  Probably produced by Henry Gabriel at his Allentown PA. Woolen Mill for the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition.  

It has a hand turned hem at the top and self fringe along both sides, hand attached fringe across the bottom. In excellent condition with a good hand to the fibers, still strong and sturdy with absolutely no bunching, lies flat it has not been washed.  A real beauty, a true Museum Quality antique coverlet with only a tiny bit of fringe loss, no moth damage, no holes, no thin spots, no odors, no wear, no stains or discolorations.  Impeccable!

Size:  76" x 76"



This is from a local estate.

It was packed away for many years and has not been used in recent times.

Clean, no odors, no holes, no stains, no thin spots.

Lies flat, no pulls or bunching.

Truly of Museum Quality ... a Rare Find

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