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    Exceptional 1848-Dated Jacquard Woven Coverlet
    In each corner is a mounted officer identified as "Washington," along with eagle border, under which it says, "Under this we prosper." What is interesting is that the image of the officer is clearly that of Zachary Taylor, taken from one of the many prints showing the Mexican War hero and future President. The resemblance to Taylor is especially clear in light of the 1848 date, when he was at the height of his popularity and running for President. Possibly the rural maker of this hand-woven coverlet did not have (perhaps had never even seen) an image of Washington to work from, but did have access to a print of this other famous general! In any case a fascinating piece significant for its imagery and patriotic content. Very nice display condition, although missing edge fringe. Colors ever so slightly faded. While this piece gives the appearance of being made in two pieces, it was in fact done on one exceptionally large loom; what appears to be a seam in the center is not. Measures approximately 77" x 77". A literally unique piece, signed by maker Emma Price.


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    November, 2004
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