Antique American Ingrain John Kachel Coverlet Textile 2629
This lovely John Kachel antique American Ingrain coverlet has a lovely allover design of leaves, rosettes, and flowers repeating symmetrically across the soft ivory ground.
Beautifully Abrashed Antique American Ingrain Coverlet Textile by John Kachel, Origin: America, Mid 19th Century – Northeast United States, Circa 1859 Designed by John Kachel – A lovely allover design of red leaves complemented by blue rosettes and star flowers repeats symmetrically across the soft ivory tan ground of this lovely antique American Ingrain textile. The side borders consist of flowering vases arranged in series, while the upper and lower borders have sprays of roses. despite the variation in motifs across the antique coverlet textile, the piece has strong visual and decorative unity because of the constant alternation between forms in red and blue. The arranged of the field elements also suggests circular medallion like forms in the reserved ivory ground, amplifying the ornamental richness and effect of the piece. The inscription in all four corners of this magnificent antique American coverlet textile states that it was made by John Kachel for Elizabeth Fry in he year 1859.
Coverlets are flat woven textiles that are pretty light and airy. Most people will display them in their bedrooms and use them as decorative bedspreads, table covers or folded and placed at the foot of a bed for adding either a splash of color or for adding a bit more layers to keep the feet more toasty and warm on colder nights. While some people even use them as blankets and duvets, most will incorporate them into their interior design as beautiful decorative items.
The magnificent use of intentional abrash color variations is simply breathtaking. While this piece would look phenomenal in almost any setting, its rustic look and feel make it a truly transitional type piece. While some people do use them as area rugs for the floor, similar to how they would use kilim rugs, others may want to display them as artistic wall hanging tapestries and textile fiber art pieces.