1870 - 1880 "Brick Wall" Pieced Quilt

Description
This quilt, pieced in the “Brick Wall” pattern, is composed of 2¼” x 3” rectangles. The rectangles were pieced in strips and artfully joined so that light and dark colors form diagonal stripes creating a dramatic overall effect. A roller-printed cotton depicting a pastoral scene, was used for the lining. This particular fabric, probably English, includes a man fishing, a woman carrying a hayrake, and an amorous couple in front of a cottage.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1870-1880
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 98 in x 90 in; 249 cm x 229 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T04221
accession number
65628
catalog number
T04221
subject
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilting
Quilts
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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 Miss Edith C. Long
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