MISSING QUILTS > ARCHIBALD DAVIDSON, ITHACA, NY ANTIQUE JACQUARD COVERLET
ARCHIBALD DAVIDSON, ITHACA, NY ANTIQUE JACQUARD COVERLET
Ithaca, NY was the location of Arch. Davidson's carpet manufacturing company. Leaping deer, eagles, flora and fauna gambol across the coverlet surface patterned in a distinctive 'ribbed' weave more like a Biederwand type, not a double cloth woven coverlet. I think this weaving technique was a short term experiment among some New York State weavers. More are traditional doublecloth in indigo and white. Davidson's work is often published, scarce and collectible.