Christian Van Nortwick Coverlet Woven for Andrew Miller, 1837

Summary

A coverlet is a decorative bedcovering--usually made of cotton and wool--woven on a loom. This one was woven for Andrew Miller by Christian Van Nortwick, a weaver who worked in Asbury, New Jersey, in the 1830s and 1840s. It wasn't often that a man was named as the client for a coverlet--most coverlets were woven for women.

A coverlet is a decorative bedcovering--usually made of cotton and wool--woven on a loom. This one was woven for Andrew Miller by Christian Van Nortwick, a weaver who worked in Asbury, New Jersey, in the 1830s and 1840s. It wasn't often that a man was named as the client for a coverlet--most coverlets were woven for women.

Artifact

Coverlet

Date Made

1837

Creators

Van Nortwick, Christian, b. ca. 1802 

Place of Creation

United States, New Jersey, Asbury 

Creator Notes

Woven by Christian Van Nortwick (or Van Nortwic) in Asbury, Warren County, New Jersey

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2007.72.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Fred & Margaret Brusher Family

Material

Cotton (Textile)
Wool (Textile)

Technique

Weaving

Color

Blue
Beige (Color)

Dimensions

Width: 81.12 in  (Two 40.5 inch panels, joined.)

Length: 83.25 in

Inscriptions

in corner blocks: ANDREW / MILLER / ASBURY / 1837 / C. VAN / NORTWICK / FANCY / WEAVER Above borders: UNION

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