Holidays.net Online Store

Holdays.net Home


November 25th, 2014
World Day to Eliminate Violence on Women

November 27th, 2014
Thanksgiving Day

November 28th, 2014
Black Friday

November 28th, 2014
American Indian Heritage Day

November 28th, 2014
Lincoln's Birthday

November 29th, 2014
World Solidarity Day with Palestinian People

November 30th, 2014
First Sunday Advent

December 1st, 2014
World AIDS Day

December 2nd, 2014
World Day for Slavery Abolition

December 3rd, 2014
World Day for Persons with Disabilities

December 5th, 2014
International Volunteer Day

December 7th, 2014
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 7th, 2014
International Civil Aviation Day

December 8th, 2014
Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 9th, 2014
International Anti-Corruption Day

December 10th, 2014
Human Rights Day

December 11th, 2014
International Mountain Day

December 17th, 2014
First Day of Chanukah

December 17th, 2014
Pan American Aviation Day

December 17th, 2014
Wright Brothers Day

December 18th, 2014
International Migrants Day

December 19th, 2014
International South-South Cooperation Day

December 20th, 2014
International Human Solidarity Day

December 21st, 2014
December Solstice

December 24th, 2014
Christmas Eve

December 24th, 2014
Last day of Chanukah

December 25th, 2014
Christmas Day

December 26th, 2014
Kwanzaa

 



Search:

Rare Antique Americana 1847 Delhi Woven Coverlet (with Exhibition Catalogues) For Sale

Rare Antique Americana 1847  Delhi Woven Coverlet (with Exhibition Catalogues)

This very rare coverlet is an exquisite piece of classic Americana! In the early 1800's professional weavers, guild trained in Europe, migrated to the USA and set up shop. One of these men was John Holmes who arrived from Paisley Scotland, settling in Delhi, New York where he produced the earliest known 'Delhi' coverlet in 1833. There were only two other weavers who made Delhi coverlets from the 1830's to the 1860's (the apogee of this lovely traditional art form); Asahel Amora Phelps and his son John Benjamin Phelps II.

The coverlet I'm offering up for sale was woven by master weaver Asahel Amora Phelps in Delhi, New York in 1847. He emigrated as a child to Delhi in 1802 but there is no record of him being a weaver until 1828. He's known to have woven only 64 coverlets between 1828 and his death in 1854 however, according to Delaware County Historical Society research, less than half of these are known to still exist in any reasonable shape in museums and private collections.

All Delhi coverlets are double woven, tied down at intervals and the colours reverse on the opposite sides. This one measures 92" x 74".

This one is rendered in blue and white wool and cotton and the design incorporates 12 large medallions, 8 point stars, stylized pineapples, birds, flowers and willows along with an eagle in the corner where the date '1847' is woven. The overall condition of this piece is excellent. Very, very minor staining in a few spots. I have shown it on the floor in 2 of the photos yet this was only to take the picture. It has been safely stored in a dark, sealed moth proof container as long as I've had it.

This coverlet really should be in a museum! In order to promote both scholarship in this classic textile art form and to educate its new owner, this coverlet is being sold along with two excellent and thoroughly researched exhibition catalogues; 'The Flowering of Delhi Coverlets' published by the Delaware Rural Crafts Guild in 1976 and 'The Delhi Jacquard Coverlets' published by the Delaware County Historical Association in 1982.

Please note that the shipping charges apply to continental North America only. I will ship these items worldwide but if you are concerned about the cost of shipping , please contact me before offerding and I will give you an exact quote depending on your location.

Thank you for browsing!






Rare Antique Americana 1847  Delhi Woven Coverlet (with Exhibition Catalogues)

This item has been shown times.

Buy Now

Rare Antique Americana 1847 Delhi Woven Coverlet (with Exhibition Catalogues):
$536




Antique French Linen Bedspread Handwoven Double Seam Red Initials Mg 1860 L7 picture
Antique French Linen Bedspread Handwoven Double Seam Red Initials Mg 1860 L7


Antique French Linen Bedspread Crochet Border 3d Initials Db Floral Decorationl6 picture
Antique French Linen Bedspread Crochet Border 3d Initials Db Floral Decorationl6


Kingsize+ Antique French Linen Bedspread Drawwork Twotechnique Initials Ip L2 picture
Kingsize+ Antique French Linen Bedspread Drawwork Twotechnique Initials Ip L2


Antique French Linen Bedspread Unused Natural Color Initials Jt Valley Lilliesl5 picture
Antique French Linen Bedspread Unused Natural Color Initials Jt Valley Lilliesl5


Antique French Linen Bedspread Opulent Threedimensional Embroidery Initials Jl 4 picture
Antique French Linen Bedspread Opulent Threedimensional Embroidery Initials Jl 4


Antique French Linen Bedspread Augmented Satin Stitch Initials Jr L3 picture
Antique French Linen Bedspread Augmented Satin Stitch Initials Jr L3


Antique French Linen Bedspread Double Handmade Bobbin Lace Border 95x76
Antique French Linen Bedspread Double Handmade Bobbin Lace Border 95x76"


Antique French Linen Bedspread Unused Natural Color 3d Embroidered Initials Pp picture
Antique French Linen Bedspread Unused Natural Color 3d Embroidered Initials Pp


Antique French Linen Bedspread Crochet Border + 2 Matching Pillows 99x89
Antique French Linen Bedspread Crochet Border + 2 Matching Pillows 99x89"


Antique French Linen Bedspread Drap Drawwork 3d Embroidery Initials Gn 126x78
Antique French Linen Bedspread Drap Drawwork 3d Embroidery Initials Gn 126x78"