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
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: 100 in x 97 in; 254 cm x 246 cm
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Georgetown
ID Number
TE*T13107
accession number
250072
catalog number
T13107
subject
Quilting
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Harry G. Meem and Mrs. Ann Carroll Meem Rogers

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.