1800 - 1825 Geometric Counterpane

Description
Seven large squares and six large triangular sections, set diagonally, create the focus for this mosaic counterpane from the early 19th century. The segments are both pieced and appliqued with a multitude of block-, plate-, and roller-printed cottons as well as a few Indian painted cottons. It is finished by a narrow border attached with piping along each side, creating a frame for the center. The lining is a roller-printed, floral motif cotton; small pieces of the same fabric were also used for the geometric top. The many fabrics used to create the complex design make it an interesting example in the Collection.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1800-1825
maker
unknown
place made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, linen, cotton, silk (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 132 in x 85 in; 335 cm x 216 cm
ID Number
TE.T14558
catalog number
T14558
accession number
278173
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

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