LOA: 102 1/2″
DESCRIPTION: Jacquard coverlet with signed corner block; Pattern of coverlet contains: birds (parrots), flowers (rose), and leaf designs on beige background, with navy and blue bi-coloring. Black fringe on two sides, seam runs down middle.
“A. Vandyke” almost certainly refers to a member of the Vandyke family of Spencer County, Kentucky. Spencer County is directly south of Shelby County where Wilson worked. He wove in Shelby County until 1849, and Hendricks County, Indiana until 1874. Some of his corner blocks after 1849 include both “Kentucky” and “Indiana”.