1840 - 1860 Block-printed Cotton Quilt


The top of this quilt is cotton, block printed and painted in England or France in the late 18th century. The floral, tree, and bird motifs were popular for fabrics at that time. Probably the fabric was originally used for bed furniture that included curtains at the sides, head, and foot, enclosing the whole bed. When these sets became worn, faded, or out-dated, the fabric was frequently recycled. The floral-designed, roller-printed fabric used for the lining is from the mid-19th century.

Date Made: 1840-1860

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Quilting


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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. George Maurice Morris

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T16394.000Catalog Number: T16394Accession Number: 3036631973.303663

Object Name: quilt

Physical Description: fabric, cotton (overall material)thread, linen, cotton (overall material)filling, cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 93 in x 79 in; 237 cm x 201 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-9787-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_641116

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