1840 - 1860 Floral Appliqued Quilt

Description
This well-balanced medallion quilt is important for the fabrics used. Cut segments from four different roller-printed cottons produced in the 1830s and 1840s were utilized to create the overall design. The center panel, 57-inches x 57-inches, is appliqued with four large floral wreaths, small baskets and sprays of flowers. It is framed by two 7½-inch floral stripe borders and a 14-inch white border appliqued with small baskets, sprays of flowers, and four eagles, one in each corner. Outline quilting accentuates each of the appliqued motifs on this mid-19th century quilt.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1840-1860
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 115 in x 115 in; 291 cm x 292 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T13499
accession number
252487
catalog number
T13499
subject
Textiles
Quilting
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 Mrs. William S. Corby

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