1825 - 1850 "LeMoyne Star" Pieced Table Cover

Description
This small mat or table cover is made with sixteen 6-inch LeMoyne Star blocks pieced entirely of printed cottons. A 5 ¼-inch printed cotton border frames the pieced stars. There is no filling. It is lined with printed cotton and bound with ¾-inch straight strip of the same printed fabric used for the border, whipped to both front and lining. This pieced square utilizes the popular star motif and quilting to provide a decorative item for the mid-nineteenth century home.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
table cover, quilted
date made
1825-1850
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 37 in x 36 in; 94 cm x 91 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T17469.000
catalog number
T17469.000
accession number
321804
subject
Quilting
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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