Wine bottle. Brown glass, shallow pontil, seamed shoulder and neck. Cork with red wax to seal mouth. Wine inside almost to shoulder level. Found by volunteers sometime during the early years of the James Buchanan Foundation. Bottle was found in the east end of the basement level in the Wheatland mansion.
One wine rinser is cracked, all others in excellent condition.
Excellent condition, except for one that is cracked and in poor condition. Purportedly belonged to Harriet Lane, no documentation. Individual wine rinsers like these (which reportedly belonged to Harriet Lane) were used to cleanse one's wine glass betwee
Jacquard coverlet of cotton warp and dyed wools (blue, red, green). Corner block reads: "Jacob C. / Schriver. / Hampton / Adams / County. PA. / AD. 1844 / Eve / Spangler."
Two-part (42-inch widths) coverlet is joined with a vertical center seam. Dominant motif in centerfield is a 4-part floral motif of leaves and tulip-like flowers. Interspersed with several smaller motifs: stars, snowflakes and floral designs. Outer border has repeating tulip branches with two leaves, one of is dominating. Self-fringe of natural cotton at foot end.
Made for Eve Spangler (Aug 17, 1825 - Nov. 21, 1895), obviously before she married Daniel Trimmer in the same year coverlet was made (1844).
Jacob C. Shriver (1816-1896) working 1840-1856
Passed down within Spangler family in unknown manner to Edna Spangler Keefer, then to daughter.
Coverlet of red wool and blue-green cotton. 2 loom widths decoratively and strongly seamed in the center with red wool. This coverlet is comparatively light weight. Self-fringes of red wool on both sides. Foot end is rolled and hand-stitched. Red wool fringes appear to have been individually applied.Top/head edge is finished with a 1.5-inch wide folded silky red binding. Some machine stitching in black thread and also hand-stitching to attach the binding.
Center field contains rows of circular designs. Roses border the lower edge and foliage in urns border the sides.
Unlike most coverlets, Satler's weaver's blocks in bottom corners are oriented to be read from the top of the coverlet.
Navy blue and cream. Reversed pattern on each side. Fringed sides and cream bottom. Top has no fringe. Pattern along edges are scallop line, below which are plant-like designs. Above designs are stylized palm trees. Inside designs are squares of four ros