1790 - 1810 Pieced Cradle or Crib Quilt


A small quilt, probably for use in a cradle or crib, is pieced in a framed center pattern. The center, 24-inches by 20-inches, is pieced with block-printed fabrics. The border, 2 ½-inches at the side and 4 ½-inches top and bottom, is a well-worn block-printed cotton. It is bound, cotton filled and lined. An overall diagonal grid pattern was used for the quilting. Unfortunately neither maker nor owner is known.

Date Made: deletedeleteDate Made: 1790 - 1810

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

Subject: QuiltingChildren


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Mrs. Robert B. Stephens

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1989.0712.07Accession Number: 1989.0712Catalog Number: 1989.0712.07

Object Name: Quilt, Crib

Physical Description: fabric, cotton, linen (overall material)Measurements: overall: 34 in x 25 in; 86 cm x 64 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-c69a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_556225

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