A seamless full loom width coverlet
in excellent condition.
Woven circa 1850 and we believe it
was made by the Lebanon County Pennsylvania
William Ney lived and worked just
down the road from us in Myerstown, Pennsylvania.
He was born in 1811 and died in
1892. He is listed in John Heisey's
of American Coverlet Weavers'. A collection of 50 of
his coverlets were studied during the research of that book. We have been
fortunate over the past 40 years to have sold 19 coverlets by William Ney,
all found locally here in Lebanon, Lancaster and Berks
William Nye was one of the first
weavers in this area of Pennsylvania to make use of and be licensed to use
the Jacquard mechanism attachment on his loom, allowing weavers to create
these wonderful complex designs.
Size: 84" Long x 84"
Plus 2-1/2" fringe on sides and
A beautiful and quite colorful pattern
with a large circular medallion of tulips at it's center. A wide outer
border of full bloom flowers and leaves with large bouquets of tulips in
The coverlet has a brilliant color combination
of holly green and berry and is reversible, red on green on one side and
green on red reverse.
A hand turned
hem at the top and self fringe along both sides, hand attached fringe across
No fading, the colors are still strong
The weave is still tight and strong
No stains, it is clean and odor