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Quilter:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, none (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 94 in x 95 in; 237 cm x 242 cm
Object Name:
quilt
Object Type:
quilts
Date made:
1840-1860
Description:
Even though this appliquéd quilt has no known maker, nor specific place of origin, it is a fine example of mid-nineteenth-century quilt making. It consists of nine 23-inch blocks, the center and four corner blocks are appliquéd with a large variation of the Rose of Sharon pattern. Four other blocks are quilted and stuffed motifs popular at the time; an eagle with a shield and flags, an eagle with arrows and an olive branch, a grape-vine and a basket of fruit. The 12-inch border of the quilt is appliquéd with swags and roses. Also on the border are thirty-six small quilted and stuffed motifs of birds on branches, flowers, and grapes.The fabrics used are roller printed cottons. The background is closely quilted with diagonal lines, 12 to 13 stitches per inch. Many of the motifs found on this quilt expressed patriotism and often embellished quilts as well as other household items in the nineteenth century.
Location:
Currently not on view
Depicted:
Eagles  Search this
Depicted motif:
Flowers  Search this
Birds  Search this
Fruit  Search this
Subject:
Quilting  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Stewart Dickson
ID Number:
TE.T12918
Accession number:
246047
Catalog number:
T12918
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Textiles
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-bb69-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_556413