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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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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