1875 - 1899 Augusta Duvall's Crazy-patched Parlor Throw

Description
Augusta Elizabeth Duvall was a botanist and appropriately enhanced her crazy-patch parlor throw with embroidered floral motifs. This is an example of contained crazy-patch; nine 22-inch squares are divided by black velvet ribbon within an outer border of pink-dotted blue velvet ribbon. Each of the blocks contains a silk square, set diagonally, with a large floral design and the corners have smaller floral motifs—all different.
Augusta Duvall was born about 1843 in Maryland. She married Dr. Thomas C. Bussey about 1900, but they divorced a few years later. She died in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1932.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1875-1899
maker
Bussey, Augusta Elizabeth Duvall
Physical Description
fabric, silk, satin, velvet, ribbon, cotton (overall material)
thread, silk, chenille (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 75 in x 75 in; 189 cm x 189 cm
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
ID Number
TE*T13517
accession number
257805
catalog number
T13517
subject
Quilting
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Marion H. Phelps, Mr. H. Lee Hoffman, and Mr. Charles Hoffman
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