1900 - 1950 William Skinner and Sons Satin Quilted Square

Description
This padded and quilted blue satin square, produced by William Skinner and Sons, was probably a sales model used at their New York City store. The sample is padded and hand quilted in a 2¾-inch grid pattern. Extra filling in the unquilted borders makes them higher than the quilted surface.
In the early 20th-century, William Skinner and Sons was a prominent silk production and textile manufacturer. From 1874 the manufacturing business was located in Holyoke, Massachusetts. After the death of the founder, William Skinner in 1902, his sons took over the business. The family sold the business to Indian Head Mills in 1961. This square is an example of “Skinner’s Satins,” as they were popularly known.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1900-1950
maker
unknown
place made
United States
Physical Description
fabric, silk, satin (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23 in x 23 in; 58 cm x 58 cm
ID Number
TE.T07005
accession number
119013
catalog number
T07005
Credit Line
Gift of William Skinner & Sons
subject
Quilting
Manufacturing
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
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Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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