1825 - 1850 Flowering Tree Appliqued Quilt

Description
The focus of this chintz appliquéd quilt, an extravagant flowering tree, is surrounded by bouquets of flowers and two borders; a 4 ½-inch inner border of roller-printed floral fabric and a 7 ¾-inch outer border roller-printed with small flowering trees, birds, and butterflies. The central motif is assembled with pieces cut out from a block-printed cotton fabric and rearranged to form the large tree. It is lined, cotton-filled, and quilted with the motifs outlined and the background stitched in clamshell and chevron patterns. It was found in Massachusetts.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1825-1850
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 82 in x 85 in; 208 cm x 215 cm
ID Number
1991.0358.02
accession number
1991.0358
catalog number
1991.0358.02
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Robert B. Stephens
subject
Quilting
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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