You can own a piece of Ohio history with our antique hand-woven wool coverlet.
Offered for sale is a rare antique handwoven overshot wool coverlet blanket from the mid-1800's. Purchased from a Central Ohio estate sale, this jacquard piece has a floral and bird design in red and indigo on a cream background. As typical of coverlets from this time period, it was woven on a loom in two pieces, hand sewn down the middle and is probably made from wool, cotton and flax.
The corner squares show the weaver to be P. Shreffler of Washington Township, Sandusky County, Ohio. It is in very good condition, though has several holes and a few small areas of discoloration (see image 5). It has self-fringe on three sides.
These coverlets were very much a part of Ohio’s middle-class life. Functional and relatively inexpensive, they were used commercially in railroad cars, Civil War hospitals, servants’ quarters, as carriage blankets or photograph backdrops.
Research shows another coverlet by weaver P. Shreffler in the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Collection here.
- ONE antique wool jacquard coverlet from Ohio (as shown)
It is in very good condition, though has several holes, repairs and a few small areas of discoloration (see image 11). It is thinner on the non-fringe end as it was likely placed at the head of the bed. Due to its delicate nature, this coverlet has not been laundered or dry cleaned.
- Material: wool, flax, cotton
- Color: red, blue, cream/white
- Dimensions: measures approximately 84" x 68" not including fringe.