1840 - 1860 "Lattice-work Basket" Appliqued Quilt


The focus of this mid-nineteenth century quilt is the latticework basket, possibly containing a variation of the “Tree of Life” motif which was popular at that time. The basket is framed by a meandering vine and three borders. The inner border, 5 ½-inches, is a block-printed floral fabric. The next border, 5 ½-inches, is a white band appliqued with lilacs, violets, acorns, peonies, and lilies cut from two block-printed fabrics. The outer border, 5 ¾-inches, is a roller printed floral fabric.

The quilt was one of three donated to the Collection by the Morris family that typified various quilting styles: A block-printed quilt reusing furnishing fabrics from the late 18th century (TE*T16394); this appliqued quilt from the mid- 19th century; and, a family quilt in the “Blazing Star” pattern from the late 19th-early 20th century (TE*T16395).

Date Made: 1840 - 18601840 - 1860

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

Subject: Quilting


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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. George Maurice Morris

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T16393.000Catalog Number: T16393.000Accession Number: 3036631973.303663

Object Name: Quilt, AppliqueQuilt

Physical Description: fabric, cotton (overall material)thread, cotton, silk (overall material)filling, cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 100 in x 90 in; 253 cm x 227 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-5804-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_640650

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