1840 - 1860 Column Print Quilted Counterpane

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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
date made
1840-1860
maker
unknown
place made
United States
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
ID Number
TE.T17336
catalog number
T17336
accession number
321804
Credit Line
Gift of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
subject
Quilting
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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