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Object ID 1872.001 a
Object Name Cloth Fragment
Collection Textiles
Credit line Gift of Mr. Henry Lea, Esq.
Year Range from 1797
Year Range to 1799
Made Archibald Hamilton Rowan
Description Piece of plain weave furnishing fabric; strips of floral, leaf and acorn motifs on a brown ground alternating with a larger veined leaf motif on a white ground; calandered surface finish with block applied dyes in dark brown, tan, red, rose, & yellow with pencilled blue.
Dimensions H-9.375 W-11.375 inches
Dimension Details
Owned James Lea
Provenance Made at the Wilmington textile mill on the Brandywine River owned by Archibald Hamilton Rowan. The donor's father, James Lea, acquired the piece when he purchased some of the remaining stock after Rowan's mill went out of business in 1799.
Subjects Textile industry
People Rowan, Archibald Hamilton
Search Terms Textiles
Archibald Hamilton Rowan
Archibald Hamilton
Textile Mills
Material Cotton
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE