Early To Mid 1800's Woven Wool Coverlet Randolph County Nc
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Early To Mid 1800's Woven Wool Coverlet Randolph County Nc:
Stunning 'dowry' coverlet handed down to me through my grandfather's estate. This wool hand-loomed coverlet (approximate size, double 54"X78") was made by my great- great-great grandmother, Verlinda Smith Wood in Randolph County, NC for her wedding to Samuel Wood in 1805. This is one of several items I am selling off of our grandfather's items, which came down through the "Wood" family who settled on "Sandy Creek" - and who were very involved in the establishment of Randolph County. My grandfather at one time had several journals containing wills in which 'family' items had been sold off at sale since the Civil War. This coverlet had been handed down through several generations when it came to grandad - this is the only verification I have of the age/provenance of this piece. I had the coverlet appraised by Ivey-Selkirk saleeers, St. Louis, MO in 2008 and they verified the age and design of this piece as being authentic to 1800-1820. This piece has been double bagged in linen, then plastic and stored since the early 1960's. There are no visible tears or soiling other than the fading of the colors through time - note that this is reversible and on one side, the colors are amazingly bright and true. Hand-tied fringed ends along two sides. This piece would make a stunning display framed. DUE TO THE AGE of this coverlet, I would NOT recommend anyone attempting to clean this, other than a certified textile archivist or cleaner who is proficient in cloth and solvent cleaning for an item nearly two centuries old. No refunds/exchanges PayPal is the ONLY payment type accepted Item will ship within three days of receipt of payment I do not ship overseas or to Canada Thanks for looking!