1852 Mary Ann Kinyon's White-work Quilt

Description
Cross-stitched in pink silk: “Mary Ann Kinyon 1852,” clearly identifies this quilt. A framed-center design, the center panel (51 inches by 44 inches) focus is a basket of tulips, daisies, and grapes with pineapples and tulips in the corners. The frame is a 3-inch band of cone motifs. An outer 16-inch border is quilted with a feathered vine and flowers and a triple diagonal grid 3-inch border. All finely quilted; 12 to 13 stitches per inch.
Mary Ann Bardwell was born July 29, 1816 in Onondaga Co., NY. She married Anthony Kinyon (1805-1892) about 1837. The spelling of the name was later changed to Kenyon. They farmed in the Onondaga County area and raised three children; Anson, Willis, and Flora. Mary Ann died March 25, 1903. Her precisely quilted counterpane is an example of mid-19th-century white-work.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1852
maker
Kinyon, Mary Ann Bardwell
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton, silk (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 92 in x 82 in; 234 cm x 208 cm
place made
United States: New York, Otisco
ID Number
TE*T10348
catalog number
T10348
accession number
186500
subject
Quilting
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
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 Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Kenyon
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