Two 19th century jacquard coverlets,possibly Kentucky, each of two-piece construction with the date and county woven in the lower border, "1848 Shelby Co. O". Design features oval floral medallions flanked by stars, with a grape and vine border and additional star border along two edges. Both measure 80" x 81". This lot also includes handwritten recipes for the dyes used for the coverlet yarn. Instructions included for cochineal red, Saxon green and black. Provenance: Descended through the family of the consignor who has four branches of family from the Shelby County, Kentucky area. Condition: Both coverlets with fraying/separation at center seam, scattered small holes, staining and grime.
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