Chic, atypical color combination of red, chocolate brown and cream. Unusual center with two medallions, plus two wide pictorial borders -- the inner one of the classic American eagle with a ribbon banner in its beak; the outer border of hearts. Quite a different format from the classic Biederwands (single weave PA coverlets) that have a single central medallion and three borders). In this damask weave example, wide border panels appear opposite each other, with no images at the foot. The reverse side is the dark, rich ground with cream accents. Unsigned but with research perhaps this format and motifs can be attributed to one of the Pennsylvania weavers.
pre-1850 78 x 84