1800 - 1820 Block-printed Quilt

Description
A floral block-printed fabric was used to make this quilted counterpane. Three panels of cotton, block-printed in brown, red, and pink with penciled blue were sewn with linen thread to create the center. This was framed by a band of trees also block-printed on cotton. It was quilted in a chevron pattern, 9 stitches per inch, and finished with an ivory silk tape binding.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1800-1820
maker
unknown
place made
United States
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, linen, cotton, silk (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 103 in x 99 in; 262 cm x 251 cm
ID Number
TE.T17338.000
catalog number
T17338.000
accession number
321804
Credit Line
Gift of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
subject
Quilting
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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