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
Object Name
quilt segment
date made
1800-1825
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, linen, silk (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 in x 13 in; 38 cm x 33 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T17320.000
catalog number
T17320.000
accession number
321804
subject
Quilts
Quilting
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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