1840 - 1860 Column Print Quilted Counterpane


Column or Pillar prints had two periods of popularity during the first half of the nineteenth century. This quilted counterpane consists of five lengths of cotton, roller-printed in a design of columns and flowers in red, yellow, and black on a drab ground. It has an ivory cotton lining, cotton filling. Concentric right angle lines, arranged in blocks, make up the quilting pattern; quilted at 5-6 stitches per inch. Bound with 5/8-inch straight strips of 5 different roller-print cottons seamed to the front, whipped to the lining. Corners cutouts, 22-24 inches, at the bottom, make this an example of typical mid-nineteenth century bedding.

Date Made: 1840-1860

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

Subject: Quilting


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Credit Line: Gift of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T17336Catalog Number: T17336Accession Number: 321804

Object Name: quilted counterpane

Physical Description: fabric, cotton (overall material)thread, cotton (overall material)filling, cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 98 in x 103 in; 249 cm x 262 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-b089-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1138928

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