1825 - 1850 Pieced and Appliqued Quilt

Description
The 41-inch center panel of this quilt is appliqued with floral block-printed furnishing fabrics. Along each side of the center panel is a pyramid of alternating 7-inch print and white triangles, with the corners filled with print and white triangles set in diagonal rows. This complex design creates a kaleidoscope effect. It is framed by a 4 ½-inch floral print border. The quilt has a cotton lining, thin cotton fiber filling, and is quilted at 8 stitches/inch. The fabrics represent a wide variety of block and roller-printed designs from the period.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1825-1850
maker
unknown
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Georgetown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 100 in x 97 in; 254 cm x 246 cm
ID Number
TE.T13107
accession number
250072
catalog number
T13107
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Harry G. Meem and Mrs. Ann Carroll Meem Rogers
subject
Quilting
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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