1840 - 1860 Column Print Quilted Counterpane

Description
Column or Pillar prints had two periods of popularity during the first half of the nineteenth century. This quilted counterpane consists of five lengths of cotton, roller-printed in a design of columns and flowers in red, yellow, and black on a drab ground. It has an ivory cotton lining, cotton filling. Concentric right angle lines, arranged in blocks, make up the quilting pattern; quilted at 5-6 stitches per inch. Bound with 5/8-inch straight strips of 5 different roller-print cottons seamed to the front, whipped to the lining. Corners cutouts, 22-24 inches, at the bottom, make this an example of typical mid-nineteenth century bedding.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilted counterpane
date made
1840-1860
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 98 in x 103 in; 249 cm x 262 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T17336
catalog number
T17336
accession number
321804
subject
Quilts
Quilting
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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