1800 - 1825 Pieced Quilt Top Section

Description
This small section of pieced fabric squares of varying sizes contains many examples of early nineteenth century fabrics. The cottons are block and roller-printed. Geometrics, florals, printed stripes, checks, and plaids are represented. A few still have traces of glaze. Linen and silk threads were used to join the pieces on this quilt top section from the early 1800s.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1800-1825
maker
unknown
place made
United States
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, linen, silk (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 in x 13 in; 38 cm x 33 cm
ID Number
TE.T17320.000
catalog number
T17320.000
accession number
321804
Credit Line
Gift of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
subject
Quilting
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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