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Scandinavian / Swedish 'Folk Art' Large Geometric Pattern Woven Coverlet 19th Century (1 of 20)
W&W Antiques
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Based in stunning Perthshire, Scotland, near Crieff we (Mr & Mrs W) are passionate about quality antique items with great design and evident craft, predominantly from the 18th, 19th and early 20th century. In particular, we enjoy period items reflecting the beautiful design and aesthetic changes from the decorative arts, from circa 1850 - 1960. Including the Aesthetic Movement, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts Movement (In particular of Scottish origin), Modernism, Art Deco and Streamlining. We also enjoy the great craft and quality construction in folk art and vernacular items from across Europe. In particular, Scandinavian decorative items from the 18th and 19th Century. We enjoy being analytical in our approach and supporting our stock with background research, provenance and history through researching the items, the period, designers and retailers. We often hunt the country from our Scottish location, but routinely search from Lancashire and Yorkshire as well as buying trips further afield to supply items online. We also like to take on items that particularly interest us from earlier periods, dependent on our fascination for an object. We are always learning, and happy to share knowledge gained, so please do get in touch. Thanks for viewing our selection of stock, we are always pleased to see items pass through our hands to new owners and homes as antiques remain a great green recyclable purchase! Please visit us at: https://www.wandwantiques.com/ Please follow us on: https://www.instagram.com/wandw_antiques/

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Scandinavian / Swedish 'Folk Art' Large Geometric Pattern Woven Coverlet 19th Century

REF: 3002 - 190321 / LA342238
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For sale is a beautiful large antique woven Swedish coverlet / overshot / bedspread in original condition from circa 1840-1880. - The large woven coverlet likely from Southern Sweden (Halland, Skåne) has a beautiful bold geometric repeat pattern reminiscent of rug patterns and design similar to Welsh blankets or design motifs in kilim rugs from the middle east. This geometric star-like pattern textile is divided into coloured bands with the pattern repeated throughout. - It is in a lovely, strong colourful design of dark blue, black, green, red, orange, pink and white.  - Dimensions are 210cm x 110cm. - The condition and colour considering the age is good with only age-related wear.  Constructed with a centre seam, made by sewing two pieces together.   - The edge of the textile/cushion has a continuous short fabric fringe to prevent wear to the edge, common to these coverlets in a traditional folk Swedish style.  Woven coverlet/blankets like these are also present and similar in style in the Us from states like Pennsylvania in the 19th Century with a prevalence of European immigration. - The loom woven material is wool on a cotton/linen backing. - Southern Sweden has a strong folk tradition of woven textiles influenced both from migrant Flemish weavers from the low countries and Persian Kilim style rugs from the middle-east. This is a lovely, characterful antique Scandinavian textile from the mid 19th Century and at 150+ years of age in good condition ready for further decorative service. *The red four legged stool and the table coverlet in red/light blue are shown for scale and context and are also available from W&W Antiques, but not included in this listing.


110 cm
210 cm


W&W Antiques has clarified that the Scandinavian / Swedish 'Folk Art' Large Geometric Pattern Woven Coverlet 19th Century (LA342238) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1860


Please consider the photographs and description as a great record of the condition of this antique item.

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This Scandinavian / Swedish 'Folk Art' Large Geometric Pattern Woven Coverlet 19th Century is located in Crieff, United Kingdom

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W&W Antiques

Crieff, United Kingdom