1830 - 1850 Appliqued Quilt

Description
The focal point, an appliqued basket of flowering branches, is surrounded by an undulating flowering vine and a 2 ½-inch band of printed cotton. These are in turn framed by an 8-inch border appliqued with a leafy undulating vine, another 2 ½-inch band of printed cotton, another 13-inch border with appliqued motifs and a final outer band of printed cotton. Quilted, 9-10 stitches per inch, with a variety of leaf motifs and background of diagonal lines and clamshells. This quilt is a fine example of the frame-within-a-frame overall design.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1830-1850
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton, linen (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 113 in x 111 in; 287 cm x 282 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T14924
catalog number
T14924
accession number
285838
subject
Quilting
Textiles
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. Raymond B. Stevens
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