American Furniture & Decorative Arts
Skinner AuctionsBoston MA
October 28, 2012 10:00 AM
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2618BLocation: BostonDate / Time: October 28, 2012 10:00AM
Patriotic Woven Wool and Linen Coverlet, made by Ira Hadsell, Palmyra, New York, dated "1851," single-piece double weave coverlet in tomato red wool yarns and tan-toned linen or cotton, depicting a shaped reserve at the center with flowers and foliage, busts of Liberty, and American flags, on a field of flowers and leafy vines, bordered with flowers, scrolled leaves, cornucopia, and with eagles and American shields in the corners, the bottom with woven inscriptions [made for] "D.M. Mason/WOVEN AT PALMYRA N.Y. BY. IRA HADSELL," (imperfections),87 x 81 in.
Scattered areas of fabric loss a few holes through to both sides, fraying on edges, scattered brownish stains, toning.