1800 - 1825 Geometric Counterpane


Seven large squares and six large triangular sections, set diagonally, create the focus for this mosaic counterpane from the early 19th century. The segments are both pieced and appliqued with a multitude of block-, plate-, and roller-printed cottons as well as a few Indian painted cottons. It is finished by a narrow border attached with piping along each side, creating a frame for the center. The lining is a roller-printed, floral motif cotton; small pieces of the same fabric were also used for the geometric top. The many fabrics used to create the complex design make it an interesting example in the Collection.

Date Made: 1800-1825

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England

Subject: Quilting


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T14558Catalog Number: T14558Accession Number: 278173

Object Name: quilt

Physical Description: fabric, cotton (overall material)thread, linen, cotton, silk (overall material)Measurements: overall: 132 in x 85 in; 335 cm x 216 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-be1e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_556459

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