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
Object Name
quilt
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
Place Made
United States
ID Number
1991.0358.02
accession number
1991.0358
catalog number
1991.0358.02
subject
Quilts
Quilting
Domestic Furnishings
Textiles
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Robert B. Stephens
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