362: SIGNED ARCHD. DAVIDSON, NEW YORK JACQUARD COVERLET
SIGNED ARCHD. DAVIDSON, NEW YORK JACQUARD COVERLET, dark blue and white, two joined panels, floral medallion central design, running stag and tree side borders, American eagle and building end border, corner blocks inscribed "WOVEN AT THE ITHACA CARPET FACTORY, BY ARCHD. DAVIDSON. 1842". Second quarter 19th century. 82" x 93".
Literature: Shein - Coverlets and the Spirit of America, fig. 21.
Provenance: From a Virginia private collection.
Purchased Green Valley Auctions, 11/13/04, lot 133.
Ex-collection of Charles Rand Penney.
Purchased from Florence Merritt.
Exhibited: Virginia Quilt Museum, May 1 - September 6, 2004.
Good to very good condition with some wear and fabric losses.